On 19 November 2020, a redacted version of the Brereton Report was released to the public. While it satisfactorily vindicates all the media reporting in recent years, it is sad to reflect on how many years it has taken for the Australian public to believe what happened.
The reckoning for war crimes is finally beginning and many in Australia are now coming to terms with what the report’s findings mean.
Media commentary is available from me here but my voice is not the most important voice. We need to start listening to the Afghans. They were never believed. In some ways, they’re still not. From hereon, they need to be heard.
ABC News (with Patricia Karvelas)
NPR (with Diaa Hadid)
Triple J Hack (with Avani Dias)