Defence personnel end 'harrowing' year of disaster relief, operations

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated December 25 2020 - 5:29am, first published 1:00am
ADF personnel on operations are staying in good spirits. Photo: Defence

Defence personnel abroad and on operations have sent home "shout out" video messages to their loved ones for Christmas, knowing it will be some time - and a stint in quarantine - before they will see each other again in person.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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