Peter Dutton's skilled workforce expansion is a 'fantasy': Defence insiders

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated April 3 2022 - 10:48pm, first published 7:30pm
The Australian Signals Directorate aims to recruit an additional 1900 personnel with needed skills. Picture: Department of Defence

Defence experts and industry figures caution the government has not invested in a skilled worker pipeline to sustain its recent cyber, space and military expansion announcements such as Project REDSPICE, promising thousands of additional jobs.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.