Former military lawyer has pleaded not guilty to five charges in ACT supreme court over decision to leak material that was used as basis for ABC series on war crimes

Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates

Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast

David McBride’s trial has been slightly delayed to allow him a second chance to argue he was duty-bound to act in the public interest while leaking confidential military information to journalists.

Meanwhile, Australia’s intelligence agencies are supporting an effort to keep some material involved in the case secret, including from jurors, saying its disclosure could jeopardise “the security and defence of Australia”.

Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup

Leave a Reply