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Why a war crime whistleblower could go to jail
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Why a war crime whistleblower could go to jail


This week, David McBride, a man who spoke out about alleged war crimes committed by Australian soldiers, is facing trial. He is accused of unlawfully disclosing sensitive information. There are laws in Australia to protect whistleblowers, so why is McBride facing life in prison? In this episode we speak to Kieran Pender, a senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre about what’s likely to happen in this case, and what it means about the future of whistleblowing in Australia.

Guest: Kieran Pender, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre
Hosts: Ninah Kopel and Emma Gillespie
Journalist: Tom Crowley
Producer: Ninah Kopel

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