Professionals Australia launches Gender bias in STEM series

Professionals Australia today launched its Gender Bias series to mark Equal Pay Day. CEO Chris Walton said the national gender pay gap is an indicator of the relative position of women in the workforce reflecting a number of complex factors that operate to disadvantage women including earnings differences arising from the under-representation of women in…

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…

Corporate leaders call on unis and industry to address skills imbalance

Australia??s business leaders say universities are pushing out too many lawyers and commerce graduates and not enough engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Australia's business leaders, including captains of legal and financial services firms, say universities are pushing out too many lawyers and commerce graduates and not enough engineers, scientists and mathematicians, The Australian reported last week.…