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Last night Professionals Australia member Gavin Scarman attended the candidates forum in the South Australian seat of Hindmarsh. Gavin is an experienced Defence professional and lives in Hindmarsh, and like many of our members he wanted to know what politicians (and aspiring politicians) have to say about the critical losses the Defence science and engineering workforce are experiencing as a…

Defence IT experts vulnerable in latest job cull

This article was originally published in the itnews on September 8, 2015. Author: Allie Coyne. Department-wide voluntary redundancy program commences. Technology and science experts at the Department of Defence are likely to be heavily impacted by the agency’s latest round of job cuts, a technical union has warned, with 6000 upper and middle management jobs…

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 slams cuts to workplace counseling in face of redundancies

  Professionals Australia’s ACT director David Smith has condemned DSTO’s cuts to workplace counseling services, in The Canberra Times today. Tuesday, 15 July 2014 Thousands of Defence Department public servants have had their workplace counseling services axed as the federal government’s cuts bite deeper in departmental budgets. More than 2360 workers at the Defence Science…

Military scientists and engineers appeal to Tony Abbott to stop cuts

Military scientists and engineers have appealed directly to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to stop the spending cuts they say are weakening Australia’s ability to defend itself. Professionals Australia, in its capacity of representing hundreds of technical workers in Defence establishment says the cuts to science and engineering will eventually cost lives on the battlefield and…

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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…