Brereton report

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Australian defence force members warned they face prosecution if they plant weapons on people killed in combat
Directive also orders personnel not to ‘sanitise’ reports and warns commanders of their potential liability for subordinates’ actions

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

27, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Secret report warns of morale and mental health issues among Australia’s elite soldiers
Exclusive: Richard Marles is told Australia’s Special Air Service Regiment members have expressed ‘anger and grief’ about the situation

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

22, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Australia looking to compensate Afghanistan war crime victims’ families
Deputy PM briefed over outstanding recommendation of Brereton report as legal centre says there is no excuse for inaction

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

04, Dec, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Failed Senate candidate Heston Russell allegedly shot at unarmed Afghan civilians, ABC claims in court documents
Exclusive: Russell, a former special forces major, denies any wrongdoing and is suing the ABC for defamation over its reporting of alleged war crimes in Afghanistan

Ben Doherty and Amanda Meade

10, Nov, 2022 @3:14 AM

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David McBride will face prosecution after blowing whistle on alleged war crimes in Afghanistan
Lawyers for the former military lawyer withdrew an application for protection after government sought to quash testimony

Australian Associated Press and Christopher Knaus

27, Oct, 2022 @2:13 AM

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Defence officials call for ‘deep reform’ to counter perceptions of inaction on Brereton inquiry
Exclusive: Despite war crimes inquiry saying commanders ‘must bear’ responsibility for what happened on their watch, the previous government suspended punishment against them

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

29, Sep, 2022 @1:05 AM

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‘History will judge us’: Richard Marles commits to defence reform after Afghan war crimes inquiry
Defence minister says Australia must ‘make right this appalling set of circumstances’ and promises to keep parliament informed of progress

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

02, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Ben Roberts-Smith: a war hero’s reputation at stake in Australia’s defamation ‘trial of the century’
Extraordinary evidence has been heard over 99 days of hearings, at a cost of A$25m, as the Victoria Cross recipient sues three newspapers over allegations he says falsely portray him as a war criminal for actions in Afghanistan

Ben Doherty

03, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Witness first heard allegations Ben Roberts-Smith kicked unarmed Afghan off cliff in 2017 interview, court hears
Former SAS soldier tells defamation trial he first heard allegation at interview with inspector general of Australian defence force

Ben Doherty

16, May, 2022 @8:46 AM

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Peter Dutton’s department confirms defence minister has six Brereton oversight reports
But despite being in role for 13 months, Dutton has never spoken in parliament about reforms stemming from alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

09, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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A war memorial sponsored by weapons dealers is no place for quiet reflection on Anzac Day | Paul Daley
With boastful displays and arms maker sponsors, the memorial falls ever shorter of duty to commemorate the toll of war

Paul Daley

24, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australian government misses compensation deadline for victims of alleged war crimes
Brereton report recommended swift payments to victims as ‘the morally right thing to do’ instead of waiting for court rulings

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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