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New perks on offer as Defence sounds alarm on military staff recruitment and retention


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To add: The Reddit thread on this in r/AustralianMilitary reads exactly like what CAF members would say, with different acronyms.

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Try not moving people every two-three years because it is needed for their “career profile” if you provide stability, people just might stay.
Also try treating your people like adults and not overgrown children. Micromanagement is not the answer.

  • Pay rises well below inflation
  • Moving around every 2-3 years
  • Abolishment / restriction of things that made defence attractive: Getting paid for PT etc
  • Being used as a stopgap for the governments failures to plan, eg covid assist, grandma assist
  • Lack of trips
  • Rising mental health issues that seem to go completely unnoticed
  • Incentives to stay longer (15-20 years) no longer provided
No wonder people are leaving.

Also, I didn't know this but apparently the Australian Defence Force has the highest officer to NCM ratio than any other "western" military.