The ABC reports that ANU is going to take a more gradual approach to trimming the fat.
In an email to staff this afternoon, Professor Young conceded the timeline for the savings had been ambitious.
He said any forced redundancies would now only come as a last resort.
“It is likely that this process will result in significant shifts in the mix of skills of our staff,” Professor Young said.
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“Retraining and redeployment are potential outcomes. It is also possible that there may be a reduction in staff numbers.
The VC’s statement really seems to just be spreading the pain over a few more years.