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Law Report - Full program podcast



Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.



Copyright: Copyright 2017, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 



Questions over Commonwealth Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional sexual abuse

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

There are concerns that the Commonwealth Redress Scheme, one of the key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, will never get off the ground.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lrt_20171212.mp3




US Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop case, Australia's Family Court rules on children seeking gender reassignment and celebraties and defamation law

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:30:00 +1100

In this program, the US Supreme Court hears arguments for and against a baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. Also, The Family Court rules that Transgender children no longer need a judge's for permission to have irreversible medical treatment, and in light of the allegations about Don Burke's inappropriate behavior over many, many years, we ask are Australia's defamation laws too restrictive?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/12/lrt_20171205.mp3




Sentencing models in the UK and Australia

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Sentencing is a complex and controversial area, where there are constant debates over how best to ensure transparency and consistancy. What models best help judges make informed decisions?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lrt_20171128.mp3




Australia's prescription opioid crisis

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Overdose deaths from prescription pharmaceuticals now outstrip overdose deaths from heroin. But just who is getting addicted to prescription opioids — and what can be done?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lrt_20171121.mp3




HCA rules on prenup and US Opioid crisis

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The High Court of Australia unanimously agreed that a pre-nup signed between a Gold Coast Property developer and his fiancee was not fair or reasonable. And in 2016, 60,000 American deaths are linked to opoids. What are the regulations and policies to tackle the crisis?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lrt_20171114.mp3




Acquired Brain Injury and the criminal justice system

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Hear first hand experiences from former prisoners living with ABI. They are part of a project advocating for people Acquired Brain Injuries, a group who are massively over-represented in the criminal justice system.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/11/lrt_20171107.mp3




HCA decision on dual citizenship; Youth detention in the US and Europe

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What are the consequences of the High Court's decision on the 'Citizenship 7'? And as the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory prepares to hand down its final report, a look at juvenile detention in the US and Europe.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lrt_20171031.mp3




High Court rules on Tasmanian protest laws; Is a text message a valid Will?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

What impact will the High Court's decision to overturn Tasmania's anti-protest laws have on other states who are have or are considering similar laws? And does an unsent text message constitute a valid Will? The Queensland Supreme Court says yes.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lrt_20171024.mp3




Getting under the skin, laws around Tattoo Parlours in NSW and Japan

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Licence to tattoo in NSW. Japan requires tattooists to be doctors.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lrt_20171017.mp3




Regional planning 'anarchy' letting down communities

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The Law Report travels to an abattoir in the deep north of Victoria and Western Australia's South West wine region to find a regional planning system that is 'broken.'


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lrt_20171010.mp3




The uncertain future of Tiny Airports

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Tiny Airports in trouble.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/10/lrt_20171003.mp3




Health Justice Partnerships

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Taking the pulse of Health Justice Partnerships.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/09/lrt_20170926.mp3




Retiring Chief Justice of the Family Court Diana Bryant

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Retiring Chief Justice reflects on thirteen years in the Family Court.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/09/lrt_20170919.mp3




In the political spotlight: same sex marriage and voluntary euthanasia

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

High Court ruling on Same Sex Marriage postal survey . Moves to legalise assisted dying in Victoria and NSW.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/09/lrt_20170912.mp3




Offensive behaviour or play on words?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Danny Lim's controversial sandwich board.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/09/lrt_20170905.mp3




China, a land of paradox

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Rule of law in China.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/08/lrt_20170829.mp3




Abortion laws in NSW and Queensland

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Calls for decriminalisation of pregnancy terminations in NSW and Queensland .


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/08/lrt_20170822.mp3




German legislation targets fake news and hate speech on social media platforms

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

World first German legislation targets social media hate speech.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/08/lrt_20170815.mp3




Victorian Supreme court rules on Beveridge mobile phone bill

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

The man with the $191,000 phone bill.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/08/lrt_20170808.mp3




Julian Burnside: Watching Out

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Julian Burnside reflects on justice and injustice.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/08/lrt_20170801.mp3




National snapshot of legal profession

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Women in the legal profession.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/07/lrt_20170725.mp3




Is practicing criminal law bad for your mental health?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Is practising criminal law bad for your mental health?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/07/lrt_20170711.mp3




What next for the George Pell case, and meet the Australian gun advocate in Guatemala

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:30:00 +1000

What next in the George Pell case? Meet the Australian fighting gun violence in Guatemala.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/07/lrt_20170704.mp3




UNHRC decision on transgender birth certificate and HCA ruling on Photo ID

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Transgender and identity. High Court ruling photo ID .


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/06/lrt_20170627.mp3




Federal Ministers face possible Contempt charges, Parole and terrorism, Manus Island Class Action

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:05:00 +1000

Three Victorian judges and three politicians. Parolees with terrorism links. Manus Island Class Action.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/06/lrt_20170620.mp3




Women in prison

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Unintended consequences of women in prison.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/06/lrt_20170613.mp3




Indemnity deal leads to recovery of Matthew Leveson's remains and can Schapelle Corby sell her story?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Can Michael Atkins face trial again? Schapelle Corby and profiting from crime.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/06/lrt_20170606.mp3




Islam and Indonesia and Right Wrongs: Mythbusting

Tue, 30 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Right Wrongs: Myth busting. Is Indonesian pluralism under threat?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/lrt_20170530.mp3




Poverty and the law

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Law and poverty 40 years after the Sackville Report .


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/lrt_20170516.mp3




Access to solar energy and family law disputes over schooling

Tue, 09 May 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Protecting your solar panel sunlight. Family court rulings on how to raise children.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/lrt_20170509.mp3







Drones and regulations

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Regulating 'Eyes in the sky'.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/lrt_20170425.mp3




Restorative justice in sexual assault cases

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Restorative justice for survivors of sexual assault.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/lrt_20170418.mp3




The Court of Disputed Returns; Juvenile justice in the US

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Senator Bob Day's disqualification. Lessons from youth detention in the US.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/lrt_20170411.mp3




Advocates Immunity; 3D hand guns

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:30:00 +1000

Advocates Immunity defence is refined. 3D guns and regulation.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/04/lrt_20170404.mp3







Class Actions

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

25 years of Class Actions in Australia.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lrt_20170321.mp3




Criminal records and deportation, Seeking custody of grandchildren

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Deportation of non citizens with criminal record. Grandparents seeking custody of grandchildren.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lrt_20170314.mp3




Voices of children in the Family Court

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The views of children in Family Court disputes.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/03/lrt_20170307.mp3




Tasers and police

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Courts consider use of tasers by police.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lrt_20170228.mp3




Teaching civics to primary school students

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Taking the democracy tour . The House of Representatives in Parliament House (ABC News/Timothy Stevens.)


Media Files:
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Institutional abuse Lawyers; US Climate Change case

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Institutional abuse lawyers. Youth sue the US government for failing to protect them from climate change.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lrt_20170214.mp3




Meet Australia's first school lawyer

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Vincent Shin, Australia's first school lawyer.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/02/lrt_20170207.mp3




Chief Justice Susan Kiefel, indigenous prisoner art

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Australia's first female Chief Justice. Art in prison.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lrt_20170131.mp3




The cost of capital punishment

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

The art of Myuran Sukumaran . 50 years since Ronald Ryan's execution.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lrt_20170124.mp3




Law Report - 2017-01-17

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Can video or audio recordings be used in the Family Court?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lrt_20170117.mp3




Law Report - 2017-01-10

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Community values and sentencing.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lrt_20170110.mp3




Law Report - 2017-01-03

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +1100

Prisoners living with Acquired Brain Injury.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/01/lrt_20170103.mp3




Law Report - 2016-12-27

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:53:31 +1100

Citizen's arrests.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lrt_20161227.mp3




Law Report - 2016-12-20

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Using sound as crowd control.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/12/lrt_20161220.mp3