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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 2016, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Regulating pro-anorexia websites; the pitfalls of social media and the workplace

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Eating disorders and online forums. Social media in the workplace.

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Law Report - 2016-10-11

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

The Deaf community in the court room.

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Mooning criminalised in Victoria; Comic contracts

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Victorian reforms to mooning, streaking and sexual offences . Comic contracts.

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Law and emotions

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Judges and emotions. Judging remorse.

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Refugee stories and a class action: Manus Island

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Manus Island detainees don't feel safe following PNG ruling. Class action on behalf of Manus Island detainees.

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Constitutional recognition, and Uncle Jack back in prison

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +1000

What is Constitutional Recognition of Australian First Peoples and would it clash with Treaties? Uncle Jack Charles returns to prison. Senior Indigenous figure and actor Uncle Jack Charles. (ABC RN: Jeremy Story Carter)

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High court rulings on Baden-Clay murder and controversial group crime culpability

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +1000

High Court overturns Baden-Clay manslaughter decision . High Court rules on extended joint criminal enterprise.

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Timor-Leste and Australia at the Hague, Ocean noise pollution

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Timor-Leste takes Australia to the Hague over sea boundaries. Regulating ocean noise pollution.

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Research into indigenous recidivism in Australia, Youth justice in NZ, Canada's Gladue reports

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Accessing rehab programs for indigenous offenders in Australia. Maori justice. Canada's approach to sentencing Aboriginal offenders.

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Australia's live music industry and government regulation

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Unintended consequences: the story of Australia's live music industry and government regulation.

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The jurors note; predictive assessment tools in court; NSW 1st female solicitor

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Revealing the inner workings of a jury. Justice via Algorithms? Pioneering lawyer Marie Byles.

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NT youth detention and lessons from the USA

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Are NT juvenile justice legal frameworks failing? Juvenile detention in the USA.

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Migration Agents and the law

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +1000

The consequences of dodgy migration advice.

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The trial of Hamdi Alqudsi

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Alqudsi and Jury v Judge only trials.

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Technology that promotes justice

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Negotiating your divorce online. The SmartSafe+ App. Warfare within the rules.

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How some prison officers are led astray

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Tackling corruption in Corrections.

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2016 Election legal affairs debate; Hayder Shkara

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Election 2016 Policy platforms on law and legal affairs. The lawyer with an Olympic vision.

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Universities and academic bad behaviour

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Scholarly scandals.

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Mock trials tests jury responses to multiple complaints; Norwegian research into public attitudes to court decisions

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Jury reasoning in joint or separate trials. Public responses to 'hot button' court decisions.

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The public as police

Tue, 24 May 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Citizen's arrests.

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Noise as a weapon?

Tue, 17 May 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Using sound as crowd control.

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Legal profession of the future, your device and data footprints

Tue, 10 May 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Technology and the law. Are our devices listening?

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Consumer law under the spotlight

Tue, 03 May 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Are our consumer protection laws watertight?

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Who's tougher: jurors or judges?

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Community values and sentencing.

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Travels to a NT prison; Anzac, world's most regulated word?

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:30:00 +1000

No public transport to Northern Territory prison. Legal restrictions on use of 'Anzac' .

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Marking 25 years since the Royal Commission into Black deaths in Custody

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:30:00 +1000

Shameful statistics: black deaths in custody.

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The trials of Karadzic & Seselj, Royal Commission into Domestic Violence

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:30:00 +1000

ICTY rules on two Serbian leaders. Legal reforms to stem family violence.

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Prisons and gender identity

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Transgender and prison.

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The right to privacy in a digital age, Capital punishment in India

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:30:00 +1100

What lessons does the Hulk Hogan case have for Australia? A spotlight on India's death row .

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FIFA and the migrant player; death in the workplace?

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 17:30:00 +1100

FIFA player eligibility rules under the microscope . Workplace death and the law.

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HC rules on evidence statements, Women as agents of legal change in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Unsworn v Sworn evidence in court. Saudi women in law.

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Referendums: what countries do them well

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Direct democracy in NZ and Switzerland: lessons for Australia.

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The laws around disaster and do work health and safety laws apply to offshore detention centres?

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Using the law to minimise the damage of natural disasters. Offshore detention and work place laws.

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ABI and the criminal justice system

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Prisoners living with Acquired Brain Injury.

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Roadside drug testing under the legal spotlight and who is liable for spray drift?

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Roadside cannabis testing and the courts. Chemical Spray Drift - a legal grey area.

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Law Report - 2016-02-02

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Funerals and Burials: who has the the last word?

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Law Report - 2016-01-26

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:30:00 +1100

The birth of the Anglo Australian legal system.

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Law Report - 2016-01-19

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Interpreters in the justice system.

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Victorian Spent convictions proposal; Confessional comics; We are all criminals

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Clean slate on minor crimes proposed for Victoria. Two comedians reveal their crimes. Are we all criminals?

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Law Report - 2016-01-05

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:30:00 +1100

Under the covers of the covert operation.

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Law Report - 2015-12-29

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:30:00 +1100

Magna Carta and Australia.

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Law Report - 2015-12-22

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 17:30:00 +1100

Magna Carta: celebrating 800 years.

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Literature in prison

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 17:30:00 +1100

The Prison Book Club: Ann Walmsley.

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Law Report - 2015-12-08

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17:30:00 +1100

Jolene: A failure to protect.

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Court rules on 'the vibe', Google loses against self represented litigant and AustLII turns 20

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:30:00 +1100

Ipswich lawyer loses defamation case for 'Dennis Denuto' reference. Google held liable for defamation. AustLII: 20 years promoting open justice.

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VW Litigation in Australia; Taxing multinationals

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +1100

Class actions against VW. Chevron fined millions for tax scheme.

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Paperless arrests ruled valid; compensation for Palm Island couple; 'Blackstriking' in Louisiana jury trials

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +1100

High Court rules on NT paperless arrest powers. Palm Island couple compensated for wrongful arrest. Civil rights lawyers seek to end 'blackstriking' of jurors in Louisiana .

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Sentencing discrepancies in federal offences; Indigenous offenders and cognitive impairment

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:30:00 +1100

Different sentencing across Australia for a federal offence. Indigenous prisoners and FASD.

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