Defence

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…

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…

First budget of the season a preview to public sector pain

Australia has kicked off its annual budget season which this year will have wide-reaching ramifications for Australian engineers, scientists and other professionals. Matt Nurse reports. Many people think government budgets and the media frenzy that goes with them are more boring than Geoff Boycott’s batting but the fact remains budgets change lives and this year…