Malka Leifer's trial date is pushed back

The trial of former Melbourne principal Malka Leifer has been delayed.

The 55-year-old is accused of sexual offences that allegedly happened while she was the principal of the Adass Israel School in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

She has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is due to stand trial in the County Court.

The planned five-week trial before Judge Mark Gamble was expected to start on Wednesday but has instead been postponed to August 22.

Pre-trial arguments before Judge Gamble continue.

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