Morrison announces withdrawal of ADF presence from Afghanistan

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated April 15 2021 - 8:20am, first published 4:30am
Former Defence Minister John Faulkner described Australia's purpose in Afghanistan to "combat a clear threat from international terrorism to both international security and our own national security." Picture: Department of Defence

The Australian Defence Force will conclude its drawdown of military support to NATO-led operations in Afghanistan by September.

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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.