Media

Media coverage and releases.

Media Contact

Catherine Garrett
National Media Manager, Engineers Australia
cgarrett@engineersaustralia.org.au
T: 03 9321 1763 | M: 0467 003 866

Engineers Australia in the news

Engineers Australia Fellow and mechanical engineer Geoffrey Hayes interviewed on ABC Canberra Breakfast show about challenges and strengths of electric four wheel drives.

Engineers Australia's Queensland General Manager Stacey Rawlings interviewed and quoted extensively for a Courier Mail story on engineering work picking up in Qld and the challenges of projects managing future labour wage stress. Our latest Vacancies data is also featured throughout the article.  

Engineers Australia's Infrastructure spokesman Chris Warnock interviewed for ABC online feature about Queensland Opposition calls for M1 Freeway duplication.

Engineers Australia's Executive General Manager Brent Jackson in front page Financial Review story on our vacancies data showing a jobs surge in construction and infrastructure engineering  

Engineers Australia’s Energy Spokesman Chris Stoltz interviewed on ABC Canberra Breakfast program about the release of the annual AEMO Report into electricity. The Report warns of risks to the grid and load shedding as coal fire plants shut.

Engineers Australia Energy spokesman Chris Stoltz interviewed across ABC NEWS 24 TV programs on the AEMO annual report into electricity which warns of energy power blackouts as summer looms and increased pressure on the grid from coal power plant closures.

ABC Radio Bendigo Breakfast program interviews Engineers Australia Fellow Deane Belfield on Greening Bendigo event about his bio waste digester project.

Victorian President Chris Stoltz interviewed in Herald Sun story on possibility of opening Hazelwood power station in the short term to get Victorian’s through summer without a power crisis.

Engineers Australia Infrastructure spokesman Chris Warnock in extended  4BC Drive Interview with Ben Davis  for reaction to the publicly released business case for the Brisbane Cross River Rail Project. This was a 9 minute discussion which was then edited and grabs used for radio news bulletins on 4BC Drive, Sydney’s 2UE and 2GB and Canberra’s 2CC.

Channel 7 Townsville news story on the engineering conference and water and energy planning. Engineers Australia mentions frequently throughout and QLD President interviewed

SA General Manager Greg Barber on ABC Adelaide news breakfast bulletins about Engineers Australia’s Vacancies report showing demand for engineers in SA has doubled in 2 years.

Australian Financial Review quotes us on 457 visas and shortage of STEM trained graduates

Daily Telegraph publishes an opinion piece by the Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel on the launch of the STARportal in partnership with Engineers Australia.

Win News Canberra covers the launch of Engineers Australia's STARportal STEM weblink

Engineers Australia's Victorian President Chris Stoltz on 3AW Drive with Tom Elliott responding to the latest energy report in Victoria showing gas and electricity prices have risen 200% in 15 years.  

Engineers Australia’s Infrastructure Spokesman QLD Chris Warnock on Infrastructure Australia report about Cross River Rail project – all News Ltd publications and Channel 9 news.

Engineers Australia Fellow Dr Therese Flapper on STEAM panel ABC Canberra

WA General Manager Susan Kreemer-Pickford interviewed for STEM school story for the West Australian 

Engineers Australia's Victoria President Chris Stoltz speaks to Steve Price on 3AW and 2GB about fake certification of building products.

Daily Telegraph Page 1 coverage of Engineers Australia's submission to the Senate inquiry into fire safety cladding on buildings.

Engineers Australia's Victorian President Chris Stoltz interviewed on 3AW and 2GB on our Senate submission into fire safety cladding 

Engineers Australia's Victorian President Chris Stoltz interviewed on ABC Sydney's Breakfast program with Robbie Buck 

Chris Stoltz featured in a story on Grenfell on the flagship 730 Program and in an extensive radio discussion with ABC Drive Melbourne.

ABC Melbourne Drive interviews Chris Stoltz about cladding concerns at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne City. 

ABC 730 interviews Victorian President Chris Stoltz on Grenfell fire implications for Australia

Victorian President Chris Stoltz interviewed across radio, tv and print on London Grenfell building fire

Channel 9 live studio interview

3AW Breakfast interview and Herald Sun story interviewing Chris Stoltz amongst the highlights.

Chris Stoltz  on Channel 10, 9 and 7 evening national news bulletins on Grenfell fire.

ABC Online story interviewing Chris Stoltz on cladding fears in Australia post Grenfell and calls for an inquiry into building safety codes.

Chris Stoltz interviewed for Channel 10 news bulletin on Grenfell

 Engineers Australia’s  General Manager NSW Greg Ewing interviewed on ABC Newcastle Drive post the NSW Budget. This was an extensive 10 minute discussion with host Paul Bevan.

 Engineers Australia’s General Manager ACT Keely Quinn interviewed on ABC Canberra breakfast about the appointment of a Chief Engineer for the Territory.

Chris Stoltz interviewed for Sunday Herald Sun on Melbourne building fire cladding fears.

 Canberra Times covers Engineers Australia’s cochlear implant sculpture for the arboretum. Interviews Keely Quinn.

Engineers Australia’s Energy Spokesman Chris Stoltz interviewed on ABC Canberra Breakfast ahead of the release of Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s report on Electricity Security

National online, radio and tv news ABC coverage of Engineers Australia research on mining vacancies jumping in WA. General Manager WA Susan Kreemer Pickford interviewed

Stacey Rawlings – GM Queensland interviewed in Courier Mail about state Budget reaction

Victorian President Chris Stoltz interviewed across radio, tv and print on London Grenfell building fire

Channel 9 live studio interview

3AW Breakfast interview and Herald Sun story interviewing Chris Stoltz amongst the highlights.

Chris Stoltz  on Channel 10, 9 and 7 evening national news bulletins on Grenfell fire.

Victorian President Chris Stoltz on extended ABC Melbourne Breakfast interview about shortage of Engineers and our The State of the Engineering Profession Report

Vic president Chris Stoltz interviewed on 3AW Breakfast about The State of the Engineering Profession Report Findings and the nation’s dire lack of students studying STEM

The Age, SMH, Canberra Times and Brisbane Times cover The State of the Engineering Profession in both online and hard copy. National president John McIntosh and Infrastructure spokesman Chris Warnock interviewed.

Engineers Australia’s Infrastructure Spokesman Qld’s Chris Warnock interviewed for The Age and all Fairfax publications on politicians needing to but out of the infrastructure planning process and problems with short political electoral cycle. 5 million potential reach

ABC Illawarra quotes our Engineers Make Things Happen report about shortage of engineers looming as low STEM uptake abnd over reliance on migrant engineers to fill the boom bust cycle work gaps.

Engineers Australia’s Water Engineering expert Qld’s John MacIntosh interviewed by the ABC for online and TV 7 pm  news bulletin ( story at 6.42 ) about expansion of the Wivenhoe Dam

Engineers Australia’s Water Engineering spokesman John MacIntosh in extended ABC Brisbane Mornings interview on floods and Wivenhoe Dam exapansion repercussions with Steve Austin

Engineers Australia’s Executive General Manager Brent Jackson interviewed for article in SMH and the Age on Federal Government announcement of abolishment of 457 visas. Brent Jackson also quoted extensively in the hard copy of Queensland’s Courier Mail paper on the 19/4/2017

Engineers Australia’s Victorian president Chris Stoltz interviewed and featured in lead story and political wrap of 457 visa announcement on leading ABC TV current affairs program 730.

The story also appeared on ABC Online 

Engineers Australia’s Executive General Manager Brent Jackson in feature interview with Financial Review on Federal Government’s announcement it will abolish 457 visas.

This story featured online and prominently in the hard copy of the paper on Friday 21/4/2017

Engineers Australia’s Victorian President Chris Stoltz in feature length interview on ABC Gippsland about re-engineering the La Trobe Valley, jobs, aero space centre and Hazelwood ramifications

Engineers Australia’s Victorian Vice President Peter Farley interviewed by The Australian’s Robert Gottliebson on energy. His whole energy policy printed in the online edition.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/energy-crisis-solutions-engineers-plan-for-power-shortages/news-story/1a4fd5a2d066b57b2684b3fdedac16a0

Executive General Manager Brent Jackson interviewed for a pre-Budget story in the Courier Mail. This story featured online and in the hard copy edition of the publication.

Engineers Australia’s Defence Spokesman Greg Walters interviewed on the Federal Government’s billion dollar infrastructure and naval ship plan by ABC Perth radio news.

Story ran across all ABC stations in WA. 

Engineers Australia Infrastructure spokesman John Wilson on Jon Faine ABC Melbourne  Mornings on the cost benefit analysis of infrastructure projects

Engineers Australia’s Infrastructure spokesman Chris Warnock on ABC NSW/Rural on implications of inland rail project and challenges with boom/bust nature of many BIG projects being underway.

Infrastructure Spokesman Chris Warnock on inland rail ABC online and jobs skills challenges

Fairfax covers world first trial results of PFC trapping chemical on concrete slabs where the toxic chemicals linked to cancer are hard to dispose of safely. Engineers Australia Fellow Grant Scott interviewed

Former Engineers Australia Newcastle President Michael van Koeverden speaks to 1223 ABC Newcastle about the girls in STEM event hosted by Engineers Australia and the importance of getting more girls interested in studying STEM subjects.

Extensive ABC Bendigo Breakfast Interview with Chris Stoltz on Bendigo Fellows event, STEM and Engineering.

Channel 9 TV news and WIN Bendigo cover engineering in Bendigo and Bendigo fellows lunch and interview President Chris Stoltz.

Engineers Australia General Manager of Canberra Keely Quinn on ABC Canberra Breakfast interview about the need for the appointment of an ACT Chief Engineer ahead of the ACT Budget. 

Engineers Australia’s General Manager Northern Mark Monaghan on ABC News Darwin about the recipients awarded 2 $5000 scholarships helping Indigenous and women into  engineering degrees at Charles Sturt University.

Engineers Australia’s Energy Spokesman Chris Stoltz interviewed on ABC Canberra Breakfast ahead of the release of Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s report on Electricity Security

National online, radio and tv news ABC coverage of Engineers Australia research on mining vacancies jumping in WA. General Manager WA Susan Kreemer Pickford interviewed

Stacey Rawlings – GM Queensland interviewed in Courier Mail about state Budget reaction

Engineers Australia's Chris Stoltz talks energy security (link is external)

ABC Canberra, Dan Bourchier

Heritage Spokesman Owen Peake speaks about heritage value of Hazelwood Power Station (link is external)

ABC Online and Radio, Kellie Lazzaro and Nicole Asher

EA Electricity Spokesman Mark Lendich speaks to ABC Canberra about possible power blackouts as the territory swelters in 40 plus temperatures (link is external)

ABC Canberra, Laura Tchilinguirian

Chris Stoltz: South Australia’s power crisis highlights need for urgent action to fix national electricity system (link is external)

The Adelaide Advertiser, Chris Stoltz

Queensland Rail culture problems highlight opportunity for innovation (link is external)

Brisbane Times, Felicity Caldwell

Second Moreton Bay Rail Link report into signalling systems 'still confidential' (link is external)

Sydney Morning Herald, Tony Moore

Upgrade should ease rail woes (link is external)

Stock&Land, Andrew Miller

Discussion of The 'Feminisation' of Physics, CEO Stephen Durkin (link is external)

3AW Drive with Tom Elliott

Engineers Australia CEO Stephen Durkin on Vic Government compulsory coding classes for primary students (link is external)

Channel 9 News, Andrew Lund

Canberra man awarded national medal for recording engineering heritage (link is external)

Canberra Times, Michael Gorey

Biowaste, bio-digesters what are they and how can they make energy? Engineers Australia Fellow Grant Scott talks to Red Symons on ABC Melbourne Breakfast

Engineers Australia's Victoria President Chris Stoltz on Lacrosse apartment fire with Jon Faine ABC Melbourne Mornings

Building Queensland Infrastructure Pipeline report recommends 20 projects - Qld Infrastructure spokesman Chris Warnock (link is external)

Brisbane Times, Felicity Caldwell