In an attempt to boost morale in the armed forces, Malekos Personnel Consultants, which specialises in hiring and staffing, has been awarded an industry-leading $1.9 million contract from the Department of Defence.
Malekos, which has been operating in South Australia since March, has also been awarded $3 million from the Federal Government for additional operational support and training to bolster the force’s readiness to handle the rising number of civilian employees.
The move comes after the Government announced a number of measures to help bolster the Australian Defence Force (ADF) workforce, including increased recruitment of female personnel.
The ADF is facing a high workload, with more than a quarter of the force being male and female soldiers competing for positions.
In a statement, the Government said it was proud to be a key player in ensuring the ADF remained the most efficient, capable and effective force in the world.
“As the Government continues to strengthen the ADG workforce, we are committed to delivering the ADFG the support it needs to remain at the forefront of modern defence and security operations,” Minister for Defence James Merlino said.
“We have committed $100 million over the next two years to modernise the ADGs force and we will be working closely with the ADFs workforce to achieve this ambitious goal.”
The Government is also investing more than $7 million to strengthen Australian Defence Forces (ADFs) personnel in the first half of 2018 to provide a high level of readiness to meet the demands of the coming crisis.
“This will enable the ADGF to maintain its position as the premier military employer and the world’s top employer of defence personnel.”
The contract is the latest in a series of Government moves aimed at bolstering the defence workforce.
In April, Defence Minister David Johnston announced a $10 million upgrade of the ADI, which was designed to increase the efficiency and agility of the organisation.
The new ADI will be built to meet more sophisticated and sophisticated threats, including cyber-attacks, biological attacks, terrorist attacks and large scale pandemics.
The $5 million upgrade will include more than 1,000 new staff to the ADIs Defence Science and Technology Centre (DSTC), a new headquarters in Canberra, and a new training centre in the ACT.
It will also increase the ADIU’s personnel by more than 300 staff and will provide more than 30,000 personnel with more professional development.
A $7.5 million increase in Defence Intelligence and Surveillance Systems (DISA) and its support to the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) will also see more DISA staff employed and training delivered across the ADIS.
Meanwhile, the $4 million DISA modernization will see a significant increase in the number of DISA personnel, with the addition of nearly 1,200 new staff.
Topics:military-to-military,military-relations,forces,government-and-politics,defense-forces,national-security,defense,australiaFirst posted January 26, 2019 06:07:15Contact Paul Elam