The Government’s $115 million funding cut has set CSIRO on a path that will result in the largest number of job losses in the organisation’s history.
Some 700 CSRIO staff will lose their jobs in the year 2014-15. This number includes 420 jobs lost to direct government cuts and on top of 280 positions to be shed due to an internal restructure and cuts to important support functions.
Formal advice from CSIRO management
Under the terms of the current Enterprise Agreement, CSIRO management are required to provide the Staff Association with written advice if there is a situation where employees may be potentially redundant.
The following formal advice includes job cuts announced as part of CSIRO’s internal restructure (IRP) and estimated losses resulting from the federal budget cuts.
- Business Development and Commercialisation
- Marine and Atmospheric Research
- Plant Industry
- Process Science and Engineering
- Research Divisions and Flagships
- Computational Informatics and DPAS
- Education and Outreach (additional advice for casuals)
- Divisions and Flagships and Enterprise Services
- Energy Technology and Earth Science Resource Engineering
- Earth Science Resource Engineering – Science in Society
- Earth Science Resource Engineering – Minerals Systems Science
- Health, Safety and Environment
- Information Management and Technology
- Land and Water – Urban Water
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Astronomy and Space Science
- Ecosystem Sciences
- Land and Water
- Animal, Food and Health Sciences
- Digital Productivity
- Agriculture – Griffith
Areas that will be hit by budget cuts include:
neuroscience and colorectal cancer; geothermal research, carbon capture and storage and liquid fuels; manufacturing research including bioscience, nanoscience, device engineering and systems, and high performance metal industries; urban water; terrestrial biodiversity; marine biodiversity, marine habitat mapping; and radio astronomy.