The Prime Minister must intervene: Johnston must go

After months of poor judgement, foolish comments, bungles and mismanagement, it is time for the Prime Minister to intervene and remove David Johnston as the Government’s Minister for Defence. After months of poor judgement, foolish comments, bungles and mismanagement, it is time for the Prime Minister to intervene and remove David Johnston as the Government’s…

Professionals Australia raises concerns about skills gaps in Defence

Professionals Australia’s Director David Smith has responded to a leaked audit showing gaps in technical capacity in the Defence Materiel Organisation, in today’s Canberra Times. Professionals Australia ACT Director David Smith, in his capacity of representing Defence engineers, said the report highlighted the risks of having less in-house expertise and the “hollowing out of engineering…

Professionals Australia stands up to SA Govt attempts to remove job security

Professionals Australia’s South Australian director Sarah Andrews has criticised the South Australian Government’s attempts to remove job security in current EBA negotiations as a “slap in the face” to public sector workers. Speaking to the Adelaide Advertiser, Ms Andrews said that when a professional chooses to work in public sector, “they give up receiving the…

Unions slam SA Government’s bizarre tactics in public sector EBA negotiations

Unions have slammed the SA Government for using “bizarre” tactics to push South Australia’s 35,000 salaried public sector workers to sign up to an EBA that would see workers far worse off. Wednesday, 22 October 2014 Unions were presented with a first draft of an enterprise agreement only one hour before a meeting yesterday afternoon,…

Medical scientists welcome Transforming Health initiative

South Australia’s medical scientists have welcomed the Government’s release of the Transforming Health discussion paper today. Friday, 17 October 2014 Sarah Andrews, the director of Professionals Australia, the association that represents medical scientists in South Australia, said that the initiative was “a vital step” toward ensuring the State was ‘ready and able’ to meet the…

Professionals Australia welcomes Government’s Innovation Agenda

Professionals Australia has welcomed the Abbott Government’s Competitiveness Agenda but maintains the need for greater investment in science and the adoption of a national science strategy. Wednesday, 15 October 2014 Professionals Australia has welcomed the Government’s push to forge links between science and industry; invest in STEM education and establish a new Science Council, as…