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Ben Roberts-Smith v the media: part 6, judgment day
Australia’s most decorated living soldier has lost his defamation case against the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Canberra Times. A federal court judge has found that the newspapers proved in their defence that Ben Roberts-Smith either murdered or was complicit in and responsible for the murder of unarmed civilians while serving in the Australian military in Afghanistan. Ben Doherty reports from court, sifting through the judge’s ruling and what it means for public interest journalism
The NSW towns where residents found metal in their blood
People in central west New South Wales have mounting fears about their water quality after community members, including children, reported blood tests with high levels of heavy metals. Now the NSW Environment Protection Authority is investigating those concerns and the nearby Newcrest Cadia goldmine. Reporter Fleur Connick tells Jane Lee why some locals living near the mine have stopped drinking their rainwater
WA’s premier, Mark McGowan: political rockstar or Crood?
This week Mark McGowan resigned after six years as Western Australia’s premier. After closing the state off during the Covid pandemic, McGowan was a divisive figure nationally, but at home he won record high approval ratings which many believe helped pave the way for Anthony Albanese’s victory at the federal election. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to Western Australian reporter Narelle Towie on his rise to national prominence and what led to his resignation.
The Murdochs’ real-life succession drama
Who will take over Rupert Murdoch’s media empire after he dies, and why does it matter?
Why we need talk about antidepressant withdrawal
For some people, coming off antidepressants is a real battle, and one they feel unprepared for. A growing number of advocates, patients and health experts say Australia needs to change the way we think about withdrawal. Reporter Beth Gibson speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about why some people struggle to get off antidepressants and what’s being done in Australia to help them
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