Augusta-Margaret River Mail

Inside the case and downfall of disgraced war hero Ben Roberts-Smith

Josh Leeson
December 8 2023 - 8:00am
Ben Roberts-Smith leaves court during his unsuccessful defamation trial against Fairfax Media. Picture supplied
Ben Roberts-Smith leaves court during his unsuccessful defamation trial against Fairfax Media. Picture supplied

BEN Roberts-Smith's battle against Fairfax Media is the most sensational civil defamation trial in the history of Australia's legal system.

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Josh Leeson

Josh Leeson

Journalist

Josh Leeson is an entertainment and features journalist, specialising in music, at the Newcastle Herald. He first joined the masthead in 2008 after stints at the Namoi Valley Independent and Port Stephens Examiner and has previously covered sport including the Asian Cup, A-League, Surfest, cricket and rugby league.