Virus response drives massive APS changes

Doug Dingwall
Adrian Rollins
By Doug Dingwall, and Adrian Rollins
March 31 2020 - 5:30pm
Australian Public Service Commissioner Peter Woolcott. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Thousands of bureaucrats are being urgently redeployed to areas of critical demand in a massive reorganisation of the public service to back COVID-19 emergency measures.


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

Adrian Rollins

Adrian Rollins


Adrian Rollins is a public service reporter for the Canberra Times

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