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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Short-term acting Administrator arrangements

Number: A17/2021

Date: 6 April 2021

I hope everyone has had a restful and peaceful Easter break. I am taking the opportunity to have a short period of annual leave returning on 14 April 2021.

Aaron O’Neill – the Assistant Secretary of the Indian Ocean Territories Branch in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – will be acting Administrator of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and undertaking my official duties as Administrator.

The IOT COVID-19 subcommittee will continue to monitor and manage our coronavirus response and protect the IOT communities over this period.

My office remains available for any queries during this time, on IOTAdministrator@infrastructure.gov.au or 08 9164 7959.

Natasha Griggs
Administrator of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands