Data released this week showed that Government investment in R&D has dropped to 2.2 per cent of total budget expenditure, the lowest in 30 years, while demand for innovation continues to grow. Sunday, 28 September 2014 Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton said that it was clear that we need to do more to convince the…Details
According to a report in the Canberra Times ADF personnel may be faced with the same paltry pay offer likely to be put to Defence civilian employees According to a report in the CanberraTimes it appears likely that ADF personnel may be offered a similar pay offer to that leaked to the public last week.…Details
It is with regret we note the death of Distinguished Life Member George Weston. Members Greg Clark and Stephen Cimpoeru have written of George’s enduring contribution to the Association George was a metallurgist who spent his working life at the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) at Maribyrnong Victoria, part of the Defence Science and Technology…Details
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…Details
For the sake of Australia’s economy, Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton is calling for science and engineering degrees to be off-limits in the face of university deregulation. The Government’s proposal to deregulate the university sector has resulted in howls of protest from students, silent terror from parents and growing concerns from professionals worried that…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Wednesday of this week saw the first Enterprise Bargaining meeting between Medical Scientists, Public Sector Workforce Relations (PSWR) and Health.