The Canberra Times
Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Defence Force moves troops from Iraq and Afghanistan as coronavirus spreads

Doug Dingwall
Updated March 23 2020 - 7:08pm, first published 7:00pm

The Defence Force will move troops from Iraq and Afghanistan temporarily as it tries to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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

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