Brendan Murphy to finish as chief medical officer in June after advising on coronavirus response

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated May 29 2020 - 8:43am, first published 7:00am
Chief medical officer, professor Brendan Murphy, will finish up in the role in June. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The federal government's chief medical adviser during the COVID-19 pandemic will depart the role in a month.


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

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