The first meeting of the National Defence Committee (NDC) was convened at Brindabella Park on 26 November. The Committee is the peak representative forum for Professionals Australia members in Defence and has responsibility for driving the strategy and planning to address the professional and industrial interests of members. It will be a key, driving force…Details
Robyn Porter, scientist and member of our National Board discusses why becoming Professional Scientists Australia is so important, particularly to Australian scientists. Never feed a troll. This is the advice that is almost universally given when someone posts a ridiculous comment on an internet site just to get a rise. The theory is that you…Details
British pop star, professor of physics and TV science presenter Brian Cox was in Australia last week on a mission to talk about life, science and the universe. During his visit he revealed what inspired him to go into science, his work at the Large Hadron Collider and his ideas on how best to enthuse…Details
The National Board presents the report of the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia and the entities it controlled at the end or during the year ended 30 June 2012.Read the report here.
Thousands of engineers and scientists may be eligible for thousands of dollars of extra pay thanks to a precedent set when APESMA took a member’s pay case to court. When Alan’s company hit financial trouble and was made redundant earlier this year he thought it might be a good idea to check with APESMA to…Details
After four months in the hot seat as the new director of APESMA in Victoria, Bede Payne writes to introduce himself to those of you he has not met.I am writing to members to introduce myself as the recently appointed Director of the Victorian Branch.
The team at Robogals is again running their excellent Science Challenge with prizes available for girls in age groups between 5 to 18 years of age. The challenge encourages parents and guardians to conduct a science experiment or project, capture it on video and become eligible for prizes including a trip to Melbourne. All participants…Details
The gender pay gap in male-oriented sectors such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics needs to be addressed to increase female participation from 10% and overcome the skills shortage. Marking National Equal Pay Day, Chris Walton CEO of APESMA said fixing pay inequity was an important way to encourage more young women into engineering and…Details
National Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries (WIMDOI) 2012 Conference. Latest WIMDOI News – 2012 program announced Read the 2012 Program Download the Registration Forum – The 2012 Conference program will: – Focus on skills development for women activists in male dominated industries and occupations including workplace organising and campaigning; – Implement the framework…Details
As demands on our health system grow quickly, health budgets will struggle to keep up, says APESMA CEO Chris Walton in The Adelaide Advertiser. RECENT Cancer Australia statistics show that by the age of 85, one in every two men and one in every three women will have been diagnosed with cancer, underlining its prevalence…Details