Kerry Stokes to remain war memorial chair despite criticism of his support for Ben Roberts-Smith

Kerry Stokes to remain war memorial chair despite criticism of his support for Ben Roberts-Smith

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Media billionaire receives ‘full confidence’ of Morrison government following calls for him to quit for backing former soldier

The Morrison government is backing Kerry Stokes to continue overseeing the Australian War Memorial amid new reports about the media baron’s support for former soldier Ben Roberts-Smith, who is seeking to clear his name over alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

The minister for veterans’ affairs and defence personnel, Darren Chester, told Guardian Australia he had “full confidence in the council of the Australian War Memorial”, despite the Greens arguing that Stokes’ position as chair was untenable.

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