Legal protections 'needed in ADF fire call-out', says military law expert

Doug Dingwall
Kirsten Lawson
Updated January 12 2020 - 7:42pm, first published January 8 2020 - 3:00am

Defence force reservists called out to support bushfire responses should have clear legal protections to do the job, a military law expert says.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

It's about the truth for me. That means asking questions. Then asking more questions. On the best days, we get answers.

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