ActewAGL staff face uncertain future

David Smith has criticised the ’appalling’ timing of the announcement to ’spill and fill 135 jobs’ at Canberra’s largest electricity and gas provider. ActewAGL is spilling and filling 135 jobs on top of abolishing 25 currently vacant positions and making 14 full-time staff redundant. David Smith, ACT director of Professionals Australia said that announcement meant…

Good laws drive cultural change

Chris Walton APESMA CEO comments on proposed new laws that will allow working people to apply for flexible working arrangements if they need to care for a family member. Good laws don’t just create new offences, new penalties, new requirements or new handouts. Good laws also drive cultural change. Longer time APESMA members probably remember…

Not So FASTS

Peak body the Federation of Scientific And Technological Societies (FASTS) has changed its name after 26 years. The newly named Science and Technology Australia (STA) which represents 68,000 scientists and technologists launched its new name last week saying the name was chosen following feedback from scientists and stakeholders. The organisation was formed in 1985 with…