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Morrison politicised war medals decision and now owns the response

Morrison politicised war medals decision and now owns the response

The Prime Minister has demonstrated he will override the military if he feels it is not getting the politics right.

  • by Anthony Galloway

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Twitter-post garbage the clearest sign yet of desperation in Beijing

Twitter-post garbage the clearest sign yet of desperation in Beijing

China is more isolated than it was before and Xi Jinping doesn't know what to do about it.

  • by Peter Hartcher
China fires back at Morrison, doubles down on war crimes accusation

China fires back at Morrison, doubles down on war crimes accusation

Australia and China are caught in a fresh diplomatic row over an inflammatory social media post that has sent tensions with Beijing to a new front.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw and Anthony Galloway
Defence Force chief Angus Campbell backs down on stripping SAS awards

Defence Force chief Angus Campbell backs down on stripping SAS awards

General Angus Campbell appears to have bowed to political pressure over a move to revoke the meritorious unit citation from special forces troops.

  • by Katina Curtis
Army chief starts process to sanction or sack 13 SAS soldiers

Army chief starts process to sanction or sack 13 SAS soldiers

Army chief Rick Burr has told 13 special forces soldiers they will be sacked or face sanctions relating to allegations of war crimes.

  • by Katina Curtis and Anthony Galloway
The most important stories can be uncomfortable

The most important stories can be uncomfortable

We hope, over the course of the past three years, you believe we have made the case that investigating war crimes in Afghanistan was in the public interest - this is the key test after all.

  • by James Chessell and Michael Bachelard
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SAS soldiers given 'show cause' notices over war crimes allegations

SAS soldiers given 'show cause' notices over war crimes allegations

A number of serving SAS soldiers have been sent "show cause" notices, paving the way for them to be kicked out of the military.

  • by Anthony Galloway and Chris Masters
'Discredited': Former War Memorial historian calls for Kerry Stokes to stand down
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'Discredited': Former War Memorial historian calls for Kerry Stokes to stand down

The former chief historian of the Australian War Memorial has called for its chairman, Kerry Stokes, to stand down over his public and private support for soldiers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Scott Morrison says the Australian War Memorial council will oversee any move to acknowledge alleged war crimes

Scott Morrison says the Australian War Memorial council will oversee any move to acknowledge alleged war crimes

The Prime Minister's comments follow those of the War Memorial's director who said the institution was a "place of truth" and would acknowledge the Brereton inquiry into alleged war crimes by Australia's special forces.

  • by Anthony Galloway and Katina Curtis
'Place of truth': War Memorial boss pledges to reflect war crimes inquiry

'Place of truth': War Memorial boss pledges to reflect war crimes inquiry

Australian War Memorial director Matt Anderson has promised to reflect allegations of war crimes by special forces in the institution's displays and archives.

  • by Katina Curtis
Echoes of 'monster' Breaker Morant in dark deeds of SAS forces
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Echoes of 'monster' Breaker Morant in dark deeds of SAS forces

The treatment of Australian forces facing allegations of atrocities in Afghanistan has drawn comparisons with the Breaker Morant case 120 years ago. Both cases rely on the bravery of whistleblowers.

  • by Peter FitzSimons