Eddie Lloyd is a criminal lawyer and close friend to former Australian Defence Force (ADF) lawyer David McBride. She's been attending and closely following McBride's trial for leaking secret information to journalists about alleged war crimes.
Eddie speaks to Spin Cycle's Charlie Lewis, Jess Lilley and Rachel Withers about her perspective on the trial and more broadly the handling of whistleblowing in Australia.
Charlie, Jess and Rachel also discuss Francesca Albanese’s address at the National Press Club and appearance on Q+A, and more updates on the coverage of Israel and Gaza.
Note: after this broadcast aired, David McBride pleaded guilty to unlawfully sharing military information and he is expected to be sentenced early in 2024.
Eddie Lloyd is on Twitter at @worldzonfire.
About this program
We live in a media saturated world. The news cycle travels at lightning speed and is impossible to ignore. Spin Cycle aims to make sense of the 24/7 updates and hot takes we are bombarded with from media outlets, politicians and pundits all trying to own the narrative.