05 December 2012
The opening of all roles within the Australian Defence Force is a step closer with Army about to complete its Physical Employment Standards Project review of all employment categories.
The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, said it’s a significant milestone in the ongoing project and means that very shortly Army will be prepared to open previously restricted roles to female applicants. Mr Snowdon was addressing the first Australian Conference on Physiological and Physical Employment Standards in Canberra, organised by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the University of Wollongong.
"The full review of more than 70 Army employment categories will be complete by month, including those categories which previously excluded women, but are now available to them," he said.