Action on Armed Violence condemns the imprisonment of whistleblower David McBride for exposing Australian military unlawful killings

Action on Armed Violence condemns the imprisonment of whistleblower David McBride, who exposed Australian military war crimes in Afghanistan, highlighting the need for stronger whistleblower protections.

Unveiled after 30 years: the hidden report on UK-Saudi arms deal corruption

The Guardian uncovers a previously suppressed official report revealing alleged corruption and secretive payments within the decades-old UK-Saudi arms contract, sparking calls for transparency and accountability.

UK court exonerates two in Saudi bribery case amid British government approval claims

Jeffrey Cook and John Mason have been acquitted in a case accusing them of bribing Saudi officials for defence contracts, after evidence suggested the UK and Saudi governments had sanctioned the payments.

A tragedy of justice. Why the Australian government should not be forcing Defence whistleblower David McBride to stand trial

Former military lawyer David McBride is set to stand trial in November, four years and eight months after being charged with leaking classified Australian defence information to journalists. McBride is accused of disclosing information that formed the basis of “The Afghan Files,” an exposé on alleged misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan. The trial date has raised concerns about the availability of witnesses and legal counsel, while calls to end the prosecution and reform whistleblowing laws continue.