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

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

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

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English

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Law Report GPO Box 9994 Melbourne 3006 (03) 9626 1642


Episodes

Electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system

8/21/2018
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In Australia around 1,000 people are wearing electronic monitoring ankle bracelets as a condition of either parole, bail, home detention or extended supervision orders. Do they deter further crimes and how reliable is the technology?

Duration:00:28:26

South Australia's workers compensation legislation treats psychiatric and physical injuries very differently. Also a look at the latest Currency Press Platform Paper on the welfare of performance artists

8/7/2018
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Workers compensation for psychiatric injuries in South Australia. Performance artists, the ultimate gig economy workers.

Duration:00:28:26

Balancing freedom of religion and freedom from religion

7/31/2018
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Edited highlights of an expert panel debating whether our laws strong enough to protect people who hold sincere religious beliefs.

Duration:00:28:21

NSW Supreme Court decision on Colleen McCullough's estate; What follows Malaysia's miracle moment?

7/24/2018
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NSW Supreme Court judge rules that popular Australian author Colleen McCullough's estate belongs to widower. And Malaysian civil and women's rights activist Ivy Josiah on building robust institutions following the landslide victory of former strongman, now reformist leader, Mahathir Mohamad.

Duration:00:28:26

Facebook faces potential Australian law suit over data breach

7/17/2018
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There have been reports social media network Facebook is facing multiple lawsuits on behalf of users whose personal data was improperly leaked to Cambridge Analytica. Its next legal challenge could take place here in Australia.

Duration:00:28:27

Crop Houses and stopping the cycle of drug addiction and offending

7/3/2018
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Cannabis grow house syndicates are rampant across Australia. And former addicts helping to break the cycle of drug addiction and drug related crime.

Duration:00:28:35

Canadian university loses right to open law school and Portugal's policy on drugs and addiction

6/26/2018
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Freedom of religion versus equal rights is tested in the Canadian and US Supreme Courts, and Portugal's unique approach to drug addiction.

Duration:00:28:27

Two important decisions on defamation. Getting into rough legal waters on holiday cruises

6/19/2018
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Australian courts have ruled on two prominent defamation cases, Rebel Wilson v Bauer and Milorad Trkulja v Google. And what laws apply if something goes wrong when travelling on a holiday cruise in international waters?

Duration:00:28:21

Tips for Beauty salons to support clients who experience family violence; Victorian Supreme Court responds to legal costs blowout

6/12/2018
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An innovative program HaiR-3R's aims to help hairdressers recognise and support Victorian clients who may be experiencing family violence. Also on the program, what is a reasonable legal fee in a relatively straightforward wills and estate case? A Victorian Supreme Court Judge had some strong words to say in a dispute about lawyers costs.

Duration:00:28:21

When can authorities seize your mobile device?

6/5/2018
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Can Border Patrol demand your mobile devices at an airport without a warrant? In the US, this question may go to the Supreme Court, but in Australia, the laws are very clear. And what powers do police have to search and seize on suburban streets?

Duration:00:28:21

Inside the Jury Room part three: Juror misbehaviour

5/29/2018
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Jurors can misbehave, threatening the right to a fair trial in many ways: Google searches; social media rants, contacting an accused, visiting a crime scene, even playing Sudoku in the jury box. How do we convince jurors to follow the rules?

Duration:00:28:22

Inside the Jury Room part three: Juror bias

5/22/2018
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When juries retire to the deliberation room, should they leave all of their personal beliefs and prejudices at the door? And is this even possible?

Duration:00:28:21

Inside the Jury Room part two: Juror stress

5/15/2018
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Hearing and seeing gruesome evidence in criminal trials can take a terrible toll on jurors, sometimes leading to stress and trauma. What harm can juror stress then cause trials? And what can we do to minimise its impact?

Duration:00:28:21

Inside the Jury Room part one: The Ouija board jurors

5/8/2018
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It’s the most notorious case ever of jury misbehaviour. In the 1994 double murder trial of Stephen Young, drunk jurors used a Ouija board to ask the murder victims, "who killed you?". But is there more to this story than just hapless, irresponsible jurors?

Duration:00:28:21

Extradition processes in the 21st century and Victoria parliament soon to debate treaty advancing legislation

5/1/2018
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Victoria introduces legislation to enable treaty negotiations. Do extradition laws need to evolve?

Duration:00:28:21

Over-medication in aged care and blockchain contracts

4/24/2018
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Examining the laws governing the use of anti-psychotic and other drugs to sedate residents in aged-care facilities in the US and Australia. And smart contracts are an emerging area of the law, but exactly what are they and what happens if they go rogue?

Duration:00:28:21

Space law in the 21st century

4/17/2018
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Corporations, as well as nations are venturing into space for satellite technology, mining even tourism. Are the laws created over fifty years ago up to speed in this new space race?

Duration:00:28:21

Commonwealth Redress Scheme restrictions and South African jailed for racist tirade

4/10/2018
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Why will some survivors of institutional sexual abuse be locked out of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme? And when using a really offensive word in South Africa multiple times lands you in jail.

Duration:00:28:21