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Engineers Australia and Consult Australia sign historic deal

Engineers Australia and Consult Australia have signed a formal collaboration agreement which aims to support the interests of both engineers and businesses.

Engineers Australia and Consult Australia have signed a formal collaboration agreement which aims to support the interests of both engineers and businesses.

The collaboration combines the views of both memberships to tackle shared challenges and seek growth opportunities.

Central to the agreement is a plan that focuses on key issues such as ethics, diversity and inclusion, and mental health and well-being.

The agreement includes efforts to increase the presence and recognition of women in engineering, create healthier workplaces, and ensure engineers are recognised professionally through standardised education and government registration.

The collaboration is also dedicated to promoting sustainability and innovation, aiming to improve productivity and provide value to the community. It seeks to address the insurance needs of both businesses and the engineering profession, advocate for reforms to improve access to skills both globally and locally, secure government registration for engineers, and support a vibrant STEM community.

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Engineers Australia president Raj Aseervatham said while each organisation preserves its distinct voice to reflect the specific priorities of respective members, this agreement reinforces the joint commitment to collaboratively tackle a wide range of challenges and opportunities that impact the sector and the broader community.

“Together, we are dedicated to fostering a thriving future for the engineering and consulting professions, driven by integrity, excellence, and a shared vision for positive change,” Aseervatham said.

Consult Australia President Tasos Katopodis said the two organisations stand together to lead towards a more prosperous and sustainable future.

“Australian engineering has long been at the forefront of our nation’s development, offering solutions to complex challenges and shaping our built and natural environments,” Katopodis said.

“As we confront the uncertainties of the future, our collaborative leadership is more crucial than ever.”

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