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Engineers Australia in the news

Engineers Australia's Victorian President Chris Stoltz interviewed for ABC's 730 current affairs program political wrap on 457 visa announcement 

Engineers Australia's Executive General Manager Brent Jackson speaks about Federal Government's decision to abolish 457 visas. SMH, The Age

Engineers Australia’s Water Engineering expert Qld’s John MacIntosh interviewed by the ABC for online and TV 7 pm  news bulletin  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 National President John McIntosh and Engineers Australia's Infrastructure Spokesman Chris Warnock interviewed for Fairfax story on lack of engineers in Australia is leading to a dependence on skilled migration and hindering infrastructure. 
Michael Gorey, The Sydney Morning Herald

Engineers Australia's Victorian President Chris Stoltz in feature interview on ABC Melbourne Breakfast  about the dire lack of engineers in Australia and our State of the Profession 2017 report.
Red Symons, ABC 

Engineers Australia's Victorian President Chris Stoltz interviewed on lack of engineers on 3AW Breakfast, Melbourne 
Ross Stevenson and John Burns

Engineers Australia's Jobs spokesman Chris Stoltz on Engineers Make Things Happen Report launch. Plummeting STEM stats need government action. 
ABC Radio Current Affairs World at Noon, Danny Tran

Engineers Australia launches Engineers Make Things Happen on plummeting STEM statistics creating a dire skills shortage in innovative economy. Jobs spokesman Chris Stoltz interviewed.
Herald Sun, Anthony Galloway

Engineers Australia's Electricity Spokesman Mark Lendich interviewed on the need for a national energy plan and EA Electricity Report.
Darryl Passmore, Sunday Courier Mail, Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun 

Engineers Australia’s Victorian president Chris Stoltz in feature length radio interview with Tom Elliott on 3AW Drive about Hazelwood closure and SA blackout situation happening possibly across Victoria.

Fairfax syndicated story SMH, The Age and Canberra Times on demand for engineers, in particular civil engineers in the ACT. Quotes Canberra General Manager Keely Quinn and our stats.  

Qld GM Stacey Rawlings interviewed in the Courier Mail Saturday edition on #goqld campaign and infrastructure/job pressures in the regions. This was syndicated in all News Ltd publications including the Herald Sun Daily Telegraph and Adelaide Advertiser in both online and hard copy editions

Western Australia GM Susan Kreemer-Pickford Infrastructure feature interview in WA Today 

Qld Infrastructure spokesman Chris Warnock interviewed in Fairfax story about the introduction of twin blend electric buses for Brisbane Syndicated across all Fairfax publications including Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Canberra Times.

Engineers Australia Board Member Hon Trish White on ABC radio news bulletins across the country for International Women’s Day calling for change on our statistic showing just 12% of engineers in Australia in 2017 are women. Here’s the Sydney news grab of Trish.White

Engineers Australia’s WA spokesman on infrastructure Brendan Marsh quoted extensively on ABC Perth radio Morning program about Perth Stadium safety concerns.

Channel 9 AAP story for International Women’s Day 2017 mentioning Engineers Australia statistics around only 12% of engineers are women. 

774 ABC Drive with Raphael Epstein. Engineers Australia Victorian President Chris Stoltz speaks about Vic Government’s worker transfer scheme to redeploy Hazelwood power station workers to other power plants. Across most of the State coverage in Victoria.



Energy Spokesman Neil Greet on SA Government announcing $500 million energy package and build of Australia’s largest battery. SMH  and all Fairfax publications

Engineers Australia Energy Spokesman Neil Greet on ABC Canberra Drive on SA Government $500 million announcement to counter energy blackouts crippling the state.

Engineers Australia Energy Spokesman Neil Greet extensive interview for a Canberra Times story on SA go it alone energy announcement and ramifications for ACT  

NSW General Manager Greg Ewing on ABC Wollongong Breakfast about the future of steel manufacturing in the Illawarra. 

Victorian President for Engineers Australia Chris Stoltz on ABC Canberra breakfast commenting on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Snowy Hydro 2 billion expansion energy plan, Dan Bourchier

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)
ydney 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

Australian first - Getting rid of our landfill by transforming our bio-waste into useable products, EA Fellow Grant Scott explains (link is external)
774 ABC Breakfast, Red Symons

EA Victorian President Chris Stoltz on Lacrosse apartment fire (link is external)
774 ABC Melbourne, Jon Faine Breakfast

Building Queensland Infrastructure Pipeline report recommends 20 projects - Qld Infrastructure spokesman Chris Warnock (link is external)
Brisbane Times, Felicity Caldwell


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