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Question to the Minister for Defence regarding David McBride

My question is for the Minister for Defence. In recent weeks there has been increased scrutiny about alleged war crimes perpetrated by the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan. In November David McBride will face trial for blowing the whistle about those war crimes. He is a courageous Australian who spoke up about wrongdoing that has horrified our country. Do you agree it is just not right that the first person to face trial for Australia's war crimes in Afghanistan is a whistleblower and not an alleged war criminal?