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‘If you don’t lie, you will lose them’: Ben Roberts-Smith silenced ex-wife with custody threats, trial told
Trials 2022-02-14 2:45 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith told his wife she would lose access to their children if she did not lie to his lawyers and the […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith described killing of Afghan teen as ‘most beautiful thing’, court told
Defamation 2022-02-11 1:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Australia’s most decorated Afghanistan war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith told a former SAS soldier that when he “blew the brains out” of a young Afghan man […]

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SAS sergeant admits he was reporter’s source in Ben Roberts-Smith trial
Defamation 2022-02-10 9:55 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A SAS sergeant testifying for Fairfax Media in the Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial has admitted he told an investigative reporter the decorated veteran machine-gunned a […]

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SAS soldiers panned ‘bulls–t’ commendation awarded to Ben Roberts-Smith, court told
Defamation 2022-02-08 3:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

It was common knowledge that SAS soldiers sought the retraction of a “bulls–t” commendation awarded to war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith for acts of bravery in […]

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Fairfax slams Ben Roberts-Smith barrister’s cross-examination technique
Defamation 2022-02-07 9:27 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Fairfax has accused senior counsel representing Ben Roberts-Smith of using cross-examination to try to identify the source of allegedly defamatory articles that accused the former […]

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‘Shoot him or I will’: Mounting allegations of civilian murder at Ben Roberts-Smith trial
Defamation 2022-02-04 2:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Eight rounds of ammunition were unloaded into the chest, neck and face of an Afghan man after decorated war veteran Ben Roberts-Smith told a subordinate […]

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Nine can argue MP Andrew Laming a ‘creep’ in defamation defence
Defamation 2022-02-04 10:38 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has allowed Nine Network to claim that MP Andrew Laming is a ‘creep’ in its contextual truth defence to the Queensland politician’s defamation […]

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SAS soldier said he feared ‘dobbing in’ Ben Roberts-Smith for alleged killings of Afghan villagers
Defamation 2022-02-03 9:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A serving SAS soldier has reiterated his testimony that Ben Roberts-Smith was involved in the killing of two Afghan detainees, telling a judge he was […]

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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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Christian Porter, silk win stay of $430,000 legal bill in feud with accuser’s friend
Defamation 2022-02-02 9:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Attorney-General Christian Porter and senior barrister Sue Chrysanthou have met with partial success in an eleventh hour bid to halt an order for payment […]

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