Degrees of doubt: STEM fees must be off-limits, says Chris Walton

  For the sake of Australia’s economy, Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton is calling for science and engineering degrees to be off-limits in the face of university deregulation. The Government’s proposal to deregulate the university sector has resulted in howls of protest from students, silent terror from parents and growing concerns from professionals worried that…

Geoscience Australia pushes for nine extra minutes a day

  Professionals Australia has criticised Geoscience Australia’s move to force staff to work an extra nine minutes a day and slash entitlements. One of the first agencies to be bargaining over an agreement in the federal public service, Geoscience Australia, had already asked staff to agree to work an extra nine minutes a day. Professionals…

Crunch Time to Save Australian Synchrotron

Scientists and engineers at Australian Synchrotron call on Ministers Asher and Carr to agree the future of the facility during discussions this month or risk losing employees overseas. CEO of APESMA, Chris Walton, said Australian Synchrotron scientists and engineers were so sick having their livelihoods treated like a political game some were already seeking employment…