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Ben Roberts-Smith ordered shooting of Afghan man, court told as trial resumes
Trials 2022-02-02 2:47 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Australia’s most decorated Afghanistan war veteran, Ben Roberts-Smith, ordered the shooting of an Afghani man during an Easter Sunday patrol, a court has heard. After […]

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Judge sours on remote trials, bemoans ‘leisure wear effect’
Courts 2022-01-27 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge who has been an enthusiastic lab rat in the virtual hearing experiment forced on the country’s courts by the COVID-19 pandemic has expressed […]

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WA premier Mark McGowan must give evidence in Sydney court in Palmer case
Defamation 2022-01-25 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Western Australia premier Mark McGowan has been ordered to appear in person in a Sydney court to give evidence at trial in a defamation case […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith hearing plans still in flux, 12 days out from trial
Defamation 2022-01-21 2:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Trial plans in accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case against Nine have hit another roadblock because of COVID-19 restrictions, less than two weeks before […]

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WA Premier can’t shield text messages with AG about Mineralogy bill
Defamation 2022-01-19 4:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Clive Palmer has won his bid to view text messages between Western Australian premier Mark McGowan and the state attorney-general discussing a bill to ban […]

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WA Premier engaged in ‘disgraceful and dishonourable’ conduct, Clive Palmer tells defamation judge
Defamation 2021-11-11 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The court has given the green light to an amended defamation defence by Clive Palmer which accuses Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan of “disgraceful and […]

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Trial in Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case delayed to 2022
Defamation 2021-10-15 9:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has adjourned trial in the defamation case by accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith to early 2022, saying relocation was not practical after COVID-19 […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith fights ‘ridiculous’ bid to make medical records public as trial faces delay
Arthur Moses 2021-10-01 4:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Former SAS soldier Ben Roberts-Smith is fighting to shield medical records Fairfax says should be made public to “safeguard open justice”, as trial in his […]

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Judge grapples with his ‘white male privilege’ in Erin Molan trial
Trials 2021-09-30 8:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has spoken of his personal challenge as an “older, white male” in deciding the objective meaning of racism in Nine Network sports reporter […]

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Fairfax to compensate PNG minister, ‘ludicrous’ objection to orders shot down
Defamation 2021-09-21 3:40 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Nine subsidiary Fairfax Media has agreed to pay compensation to a Papua New Guinea politician who sued the publisher for defamation for allegedly engaging in […]

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