Capability of Defence's physical science and engineering workforce

1 April 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-398-9

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Committee Membership (PDF 24KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 8KB)
Recommendations (PDF 28KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 21KB)

Referral of inquiry and terms of reference
Conduct of inquiry
Structure of the report
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 68KB)

Previous Defence reviews
Parliamentary consideration
First Principles Review
Defence White Paper 2016

Chapter 3 - Current capability, importance, potential risks and workforce planning (PDF 95KB)

Current Defence PSE workforce
Importance of Defence's PSE workforce
Potential risks
Defence PSE workforce planning

Chapter 4 - Maintaining and rebuilding capability (PDF 139KB)

Remuneration and retention
Retirement and redundancy
Training and development
Links with industry, academia and other government agencies
Outsourcing and contractors

Chapter 5 - Committee view and recommendations (PDF 121KB)

A commitment to maintain Defence's PSE workforce capabilities
A strategic approach to PSE workforce professional development
A more flexible PSE workforce model
Keeping Defence science and technology separate

Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 8KB)
Appendix 2 - Additional information (PDF 8KB)

Answers to Questions on Notice

Appendix 3 - Public Hearings and witnesses (PDF 9KB)

Tuesday 17 November 2015
Friday, 5 February 2016

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535