Following the 2022 Federal Election outcome an interim Ministry has now been sworn in and the caretaker period has ceased. Further updates to this website will be made in due course.


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.

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