Episode one of a new podcast: Ben Roberts-Smith v the media

In the defamation trial of the century, Australia’s most-decorated living soldier is seeking to defend his reputation against reports in three newspapers that he says falsely accuse him of being a war criminal. His lawyers argue Roberts-Smith has been unfairly targeted by envious comrades and assisted by credulous journalists. The newspapers’ lawyers say their reporting is true, and that Roberts-Smith broke the ‘moral and legal rules of military engagement’, something he denies outright.

But who is Ben Roberts-Smith, and how did he earn the military’s highest honour, the Victoria Cross?

Jason Chong as the voice of Ben Roberts-Smith

Colin Smith as Nicholas Owens SC

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