China new Australian military focus after Afghan exit: Defence chief

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated June 1 2021 - 9:02pm, first published 6:00pm
General Angus Campbell paid tribute to all those who served the Afghanistan mission. Picture: Department of Defence

Australia's military withdrawal from Afghanistan helps the government focus on the threat of Indo-Pacific conflict, the nation's top Defence chief confirms.


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 journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.