Low morale for public sector Scientists a major concern

The morale of the Science workforce has been significantly impacted following funding cuts to Federal Government agencies announced in last year’s Budget alongside low pay offers and loss of working conditions. Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton says the recently released Still the Clever Country? report showed that morale in the science workforce had declined as…

Dealing with an adverse performance review

Dealing with an adverse performance review Regular performance reviews can benefit both employers and employees.  For employers they can provide valuable information in respect to the efficacy of their business and allow the employer to communicate to employees their expectations for the period ahead. For employees they allow an insight into how their performance is…

The Prime Minister must intervene: Johnston must go

After months of poor judgement, foolish comments, bungles and mismanagement, it is time for the Prime Minister to intervene and remove David Johnston as the Government’s Minister for Defence. After months of poor judgement, foolish comments, bungles and mismanagement, it is time for the Prime Minister to intervene and remove David Johnston as the Government’s…

Professionals Australia raises concerns about skills gaps in Defence

Professionals Australia’s Director David Smith has responded to a leaked audit showing gaps in technical capacity in the Defence Materiel Organisation, in today’s Canberra Times. Professionals Australia ACT Director David Smith, in his capacity of representing Defence engineers, said the report highlighted the risks of having less in-house expertise and the “hollowing out of engineering…