First of all, wtf does Austria need an army for?
For natural disaster help for example.
Or to escort US fighter jets from Germany to Italy for example when they enter the Austrian airspace, so the Military can then publish a report that says: "We escorted a US fighter jet from the German border to the Italian border because we are a neutral country." And then the media says: "Wow, a US fighter was flying above Austria and the (T)Eurofighters escorted them. Eurofighters ? They were very costly, and bought by a corrupt government with corrupt deals etc.etc.etc. They suck!" And so on ...
And because Austria has it's military deployed on the Golan as part of the UN missions there and in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Second, an army of draftees would exhibit the same "strange" behaviors an army of civilians would exhibit. The only way to avoid that is to hire only college graduates who pass rigorous psychological tests (the same is true for the police).
Not exactly. Some experts think a professional voluntary army would draw the hard-right-wingers and Nazis into the military by much bigger numbers than now, because they get paid pretty well, while a drafted army is more like a representation of the general public. At least that's what happened in Belgium, I've read somewhere: Either they don't get enough volunteers or a lot of right-wingers sign up for the Military service.
Third, would women still be in favor of the draft if they also had to spend 6 months of their life in the army?
Good question. But the referendum isn't only about the draft, but the Civil Service as well. And previous polls have shown that Austrian women are as likely as men to support a MANDATORY SOCIAL CILVIL SERVICE YEAR for both MEN & WOMEN. So, the Austrian women probably think more like this: "If it takes a mandatory social year for us too to keep up the current quality of the social services (Red Cross, Retirement homes, Caritas etc.), then we wouldn't mind being drafted as well, because change suxx and is probably more expensive than before ...)