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Chris Stoltz: South Australia’s power crisis highlights need for urgent action to fix national electricity system

Chris Stoltz

THE present state of South Australia’s electricity market should be a source of national shame.

Overnight — more than 90,000 homes and businesses were without power in...

Hazelwood closure, complacency and catastrophe – why energy security must be a national priority

Neil Greet

THE recent catastrophic South Australian blackout was a global showcase for the obvious energy challenges we face as a nation and put energy security issues back on the front pages - but also...

The silver bullet for ‘jobs and growth’

Dr Marlene Kanga AM, Former National President of Engineers Australia

There’s one very obvious area of the Australian economy which, if addressed, can create the much desired “jobs and growth” and go a long way to address our budget black hole: the...

Oh no, not another energy crisis

Dr Vicki Gardiner, General Manager Tasmania Division

Fast forward to December, 2018 … Tasmania survived the energy crisis of 2016.

Everything is back to normal, businesses and the major industrials have access to as much power as we...

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission delivers final report

Tony Irwin, Chairman, Engineers Australia Sydney Division Nuclear Engineering Panel

In March 2015, South Australia premier Jay Weatherill announced a Royal Commission to examine the potential and risks for increasing South Australia’s participation in the nuclear fuel cycle...

It's time to get smart about infrastructure

Stephen Durkin, Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Australia

Our nation is in transition. Australia’s future competitiveness on an increasingly global stage rests in our ability to move from a resource-based economy to a high-tech, knowledge-based...

Our education system needs urgent reform

Dr Michael Myers OAM, President of Engineers Australia Sydney

It is time to change the education system before it destroys the innovative capacity of our children. 

As highlighted by the Prime Minister it is now accepted that a...

At least there’s now time to think

Dr Vicki Gardiner, General Manager Tasmania Division

Sitting in Hobart’s gridlock, I started to consider what a future Tasmania will look like.

We know the Hodgman Liberal State Government has set a population target of 650,000 by 2050...

How we can catch up in the innovation race

Alexandra Meldrum, Former Board Director

Australia has struggled to match other developed countries in the application and commercialisation of ideas. We have fallen behind our peers, consistently ranking last or second last among OECD...

Australian engineers well placed for FLNG boom

Engineers in Australia and particularly Western Australia are well placed to capitalise on opportunities associated with the booming FLNG sector, according to the nation’s