Vale Penny Whetton

The Staff Association is deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected death of former CSIRO senior research scientist and union member, Dr Penny Whetton.

As a world acclaimed climatologist; Dr Whetton made a massive contribution to CSIRO’s atmospheric research effort for more than two decades.

The news of her sudden and apparently peaceful death was announced by her partner Janet Rice, Australian Greens Senator for Victoria.

CSIRO Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski described the news as “incredibly sad.”

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Campaign against CSIRO staffing cap reaches Minister and Government

The campaign against the implementation of the Government’s staffing cap at CSIRO has reached the office of Science Minister Karen Andrews and other senior members of the Government while pressure continues to build on  Chief Executive Larry Marshall.

Delegations led by Staff Association workplace representatives have targeted senior members of the Government to deliver a message about the impact of the Average Staffing Level (ASL) cap at both the local and national level.

“We’ve also held a meeting with Chief Executive Larry Marshall and senior members of the Executive Team to convey directly the damage the staffing cap is causing across CSIRO,” Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski said.

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