Original article by Kieran Gair
The Australian – Page: 5 : 29-Jun-21
Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith is suing Nine Entertainment over newspaper articles that appeared in 2018 that allege he committed or was complicit in murders on deployments to Afghanistan, and that he assaulted a woman in 2018. Former Liberal defence minister and Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson told the Federal Court on 28 June that the general public idolised Roberts-Smith, while Nelson claimed that the journalists who wrote the articles in question were "intent on bringing him down". The court also heard the case may have to be paused because of the impact of Sydney’s two-week lockdown on the availability of interstate witnesses.
NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL