Professor Brendan Murphy reflects on his year as CMO during a global pandemic

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated November 1 2020 - 8:23pm, first published 1:30pm
Health department secretary and ACT Australian of the Year nominee Professor Brendan Murphy. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Professor Brendan Murphy started off 2020 like a lot of fortunate Australians would have. He was on holidays in Rome with his family and by the time he had arrived back in Melbourne, a new virus had begun spreading through a Chinese city called Wuhan.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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