Military whistleblower David McBride looks to avoid trial with unprecedented civil action

By Blake Foden
Updated September 2 2020 - 12:57am, first published September 1 2020 - 3:30am
David McBride arrives at the ACT Supreme Court for an appearance earlier this year. Picture: Blake Foden

Lawyers for a military whistleblower, whose leaks exposed alleged war crimes, will attempt to force authorities to drop criminal charges by taking what they describe as unprecedented civil action.



Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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