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…Details
Military scientists and engineers have appealed directly to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to stop the spending cuts they say are weakening Australia’s ability to defend itself. Professionals Australia, in its capacity of representing hundreds of technical workers in Defence establishment says the cuts to science and engineering will eventually cost lives on the battlefield and…Details
Professionals Australia has written to the Prime Minister urging him to step in and halt the cuts to science and technology in Defence. Budget forward estimates forecast 2400 Defence civilian job losses despite an increase in the Defence budget and the criticality of engineering and science employees. Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton said that…Details
Wednesday of this week saw the first Enterprise Bargaining meeting between Medical Scientists, Public Sector Workforce Relations (PSWR) and Health.
ATO help to understand net medical expenses tax offset changes Thursday, 26 June 2014 The ATO is offering a range of information to assist those affected by the phasing out of the Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset. Net medical expenses are your eligible medical expenses minus any refund a person got or is entitled…Details
The SA Budget has foreshadowed significant cuts to health and raises concerns for medical scientists in SA. While the precise impact of Budget cuts on medical science remains to be seen, any cuts to health will heighten uncertainty in the profession. Our challenges in building career paths and maintaining expertise and capability will be…Details
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…Details