Analysis

War memorial's worse option is inaction on war crimes allegations

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated July 1 2021 - 3:31pm, first published November 25 2020 - 6:34pm
The Australian War Memorial must determine how it will handle allegations of war crimes committed by Australian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

As more and more veterans reach out in the wake of the Brereton report into war crimes in Afghanistan allegedly committed by members of the SAS, the more obvious it is that there is no consensus about how to respond.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.