Defence Force moves troops from Iraq and Afghanistan as coronavirus spreads

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated March 23 2020 - 8:08am, first published 8:00am

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

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on