APS copped Omicron summer surge as COVID case numbers grew 20-fold

Doug Dingwall
March 7 2022 - 5:30am

COVID infections have surged in the federal public service, growing 20-fold over the summer break as case numbers exploded with the Omicron variant.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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