Cuts to Defence science and engineering undermine national security

  Professionals Australia has written to the Prime Minister urging him to step in and halt the cuts to science and technology in Defence. Budget forward estimates forecast 2400 Defence civilian job losses despite an increase in the Defence budget and the criticality of engineering and science employees. Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton said that…

ActewAGL staff face uncertain future

David Smith has criticised the ’appalling’ timing of the announcement to ’spill and fill 135 jobs’ at Canberra’s largest electricity and gas provider. ActewAGL is spilling and filling 135 jobs on top of abolishing 25 currently vacant positions and making 14 full-time staff redundant. David Smith, ACT director of Professionals Australia said that announcement meant…

Geoscience Australia moves to redundancies to plug $40 million budget hole.

Professionals Australia’s Executive Officer Dave Smith has raised concerns about Geoscience Australia’s announcement of potential redundancies.   Listen: Interview with David Smith the current constraints and issues faced by Geoscience Australia , ABC 666 Radio, 25 February 2013.   Geoscience Australia to cut jobs over $40 million budget hole, Noel Towell, The Canberra Times, February…