Campaign wins


Professional Translators and Interpreters Australia is proud to campaign to increase pay and control for our profession.

We are building on our recent breakthrough win of $21.8 million increased funding in the Victorian Budget by advocating to government in Queensland and Western Australia.

Together PTIA members have:

  • Put translators and interpreters on the Government’s agenda.
  • Issued recommended rates based on actual costs and award-level pay
  • Won ACCC approval to bargain collectively for members
  • Raised concerns over language services procurement shortfalls in government tenders
  • Successfully negotiated a hospital contract for a group of members
  • Won $21.8 million increased funding to raise T&I pay to recognise your work
Presented submissions relevant to interpreters and translators:

  • "Making the Case for Quality Language Services in Victoria" - Victorian State Government Review into language Services 2016
  • The impact of the labour hire industry and insecure work on the professional workforce
  • The Royal Commission into Family Violence
  • Updating the AUSIT Code of Ethics
  • Superannuation fund notification bill
  • Part of the solution – Improvements to NAATI Testing (INT)
  • Access and Equity Submission
  • Insecure Work Inquiry
  • Signed a Joint Statement of Common Goals with AUSIT and ASLIA
  • TI representation in NAATI’s Professional Reference Group (PRG)
  • TI representation in the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV)