COVID19 Task Force
Defence has established a COVID-19 Taskforce led by Rear Admiral Robert Plath AM, RAN. The Taskforce has been established to coordinate Defence's contribution to the whole-of-government response, ensure departmental resilience and that we are are well prepared to continue to defend Australia and its national interests. Defence's assistance to the whole-of-government pandemic response has been extensive. It includes supporting the repatriation of Australians from overseas, reconnaissance, planning and contact tracing teams, frontline medical assistance and supporting mandatory quarantine arrangements.