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Latest news: Ben Roberts-Smith

Roberts-Smith’s gunning-down of prisoner ‘corroborated’

Ben Roberts-Smith's manhandling of an Afghan man with a prosthetic leg before machine-gunning him had been backed up by four eyewitnesses, a court has heard.

No ‘nefarious’ cover-up of murders by Ben Roberts-Smith

An assumption a military document had been corrupted to cover up two murders by Ben Roberts-Smith in Afghanistan was speculative and absurd, a court has heard.

Ben Roberts-Smith ordered to pay publishers’ legal costs

Former soldier Ben Roberts-Smith has been ordered to pay the legal costs of several media outlets following a failed defamation action over allegations he committed war crimes.

Ben Roberts-Smith ‘knew murder claims were true as he sued’

Former SAS soldier Ben Roberts-Smith is battling newspapers that reported war crimes allegations against him over the cost of his failed defamation case.

War crime claims improbable, says Ben Roberts-Smith

In his challenge to court findings he engaged in war crimes, ex-SAS corporal Ben Roberts-Smith says the claims are improbable and based on unreliable evidence.

Ben Roberts-Smith appeals defamation loss

War veteran Ben Roberts-Smith is appealing the loss of his defamation lawsuits after a judge found reports he committed war crimes were substantially true.

Ben Roberts-Smith agrees to pay costs of defamation loss

Ben Roberts-Smith has agreed to pay the costs of three media firms he sued after a judge found reports of war crimes in Afghanistan were substantially true.

To the editor: Roberts-Smith, kangaroo count, Voice and more

This week, letter writers talk about the Ben Roberts-Smith situation, our kangaroo population, welcome to country and nuclear power.

No apologies as defiant Ben Roberts-Smith returns

Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith says he is weighing up appealing a devastating court ruling after he was found to have committed war crimes.

Fit the Bill: Defamation actions have unforeseen consequences, but Roberts-Smith should keep his VC

I was amazed when Ben Roberts-Smith VC proceeded to sue over the media reports of his actions in Afghanistan.

‘Unbalanced’ reporting of Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case

The sanctimonious manner in which certain journalists are reporting the outcome of the defamation case brought by Ben Roberts-Smith is a matter of great concern to Hugh Poate, father of Private Robert Poate, the only soldier from Canberra killed during the Afghanistan War.

Ben Roberts-Smith resigns from role at Seven, War Memorial considering displays

The Australian War Memorial Council is considering the future of public displays featuring Ben Roberts-Smith's equipment, as he resigns from the Seven Network.

Impact of Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case ‘hypothetical’

Former commando Ben Roberts-Smith won't automatically face criminal charges, despite a Federal Court judge finding he committed war crimes in Afghanistan.

Ben Roberts-Smith suffers massive defamation loss

Military veteran Ben Roberts-Smith committed multiple war crimes including murder while deployed in Afghanistan, a Federal Court judge has found.

Ben Roberts-Smith to wait months to learn fate

A Federal Court judge's decision in the defamation trial for decorated veteran Ben Roberts-Smith will follow the hearing of more than 100 days of evidence.

Ben Roberts-Smith’s lawyer says witnesses lied

Witnesses who gave evidence against Ben Roberts-Smith in his defamation case have been described by his barrister as liars, gossips and perjurers.

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