Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case delayed as Fairfax lawyers seek to introduce new evidence

Posted by on May 26, 2020 10:40 pm
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Commonwealth again raises national security concerns – prompting judge to express frustration

The federal government has again stymied the public airing of evidence in the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial, creating further delays and prompting a federal court judge to express frustration.

Roberts-Smith, a special forces veteran, is suing Fairfax, now Nine Entertainment, in the federal court for a series of articles he alleges defamed him by suggesting he committed war crimes while serving in Afghanistan.

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