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Law Report - Full program podcast

ABC (Australia)

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

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

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Attorney General Mark Dreyfus speaks to the Law Report

6/28/2022
Reforming the Public Interest Disclosure Act "is a significant matter because it is linked to the national anti-corruption commission that we hope to legislate this year," the federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has told the Law Report. In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Dreyfus outlines his legislative priorities, including reforming the Privacy Act, media freedoms, and a review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Duration:00:28:30

Can machines invent, and animals create?

6/21/2022
Should we grant patents to Artificial Intelligence algorithms? Should machines have copyright over the art works they generate? What about animals?

Duration:00:28:21

High Court curbs minister's citizenship powers, and landmark ruling on unpaid wages

6/14/2022
The High Court has ruled that a decision by the former Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews to rescind the citizenship of an Australian man suspected of joining the Islamic State group was unconstitutional. And, for the first time, unpaid workers can pursue the director of a collapsed company in the small claims tribunal of the Federal Circuit and Family Court.

Duration:00:28:35

Judge v jury trials

6/7/2022
Why did actor Johnny Depp's defamation case against his former wife Amber Heard succeed in the US after failing at a similar trial in the UK? And a man ordered to face trial before a judge alone under the ACT’s pandemic emergency law says he was denied the right for his case to be heard by a jury. But does such a legal right exist in Australia?

Duration:00:28:28

Fiji environmental crime verdict 'sets precedent'

5/31/2022
Freesoul Real Estate has days to appeal a ground-breaking fine imposed by Fiji's High Court after the Chinese resort developer carried out unauthorised works on a remote island. And environmental law in the Pacific.

Duration:00:28:32

Radio on the inside

5/24/2022
The world's only nationwide in-house prison network broadcasts 24 hours a day and is produced by and for inmates.

Duration:00:27:56

When is a de facto relationship over?

5/17/2022
A High Court decision raises questions about how a de facto relationship is defined, and what happens when a person’s mental capacities decline with old age. And, if a person granted humanitarian protection by Australia commits a serious crime, can they be deported to a conflict zone?

Duration:00:28:33

Fears US Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade after draft opinion leaked

5/10/2022
The publication of a leaked draft opinion by conservative judge Samuel Alito has sparked fears the United States Supreme Court could overturn a landmark decision that enshrines abortion rights for women.

Duration:00:28:33

Russia accuses NATO of 'proxy war' in Ukraine, and juror misconduct

5/3/2022
Does NATO’s increasing military support for Ukraine amount to waging “a proxy war against Russia”? And the High Court has overturned a number of sex offence convictions of a tutor due to juror misconduct.

Duration:00:28:38

Employer liability for psychiatric injury

4/26/2022
When is an employer liable for psychiatric injury sustained in the workplace?

Duration:00:28:03

Why gender diversity on the bench is important

4/19/2022
In the second of a two-part series, the Law Report speaks with members of the International Association of Women Judges in several countries. They explain the obstacles women judges face and what gender diversity brings to legal decision making.

Duration:00:28:21

How Afghan women judges found safety in Australia

4/12/2022
In the first of a two-part series on women judges, the Law Report introduces judge Shakila Abawi Shigarf, who was forced to flee Afghanistan when the Taliban retook power in August 2021.

Duration:00:28:28

Cheng Lei awaits China trial verdict, and Vic court rules on wind farm noise

4/5/2022
The national security trial of Australian journalist Cheng Lei in China. And two Victorian farmers have won a legal battle over noise pollution against a neighbouring wind farm.

Duration:00:27:50

'Predatory lending', and supporting Indigenous people in NT watch houses

3/29/2022
The High Court has ruled that a lender engaged in 'unconscionable conduct' by approving an asset-based loan to an unemployed man. And a look at how the Northern Territory Custody Notification Service supports Indigenous people detained in watch houses.

Duration:00:28:29

Gathering evidence of possible war crimes in Ukraine

3/22/2022
A former war crimes judge and prosecutor explains the challenges of collecting evidence in a conflict zone. And the humanitarian crisis spreading beyond Ukraine's borders as Russian forces intensify their attacks.

Duration:00:28:32

The legal needs of flood victims, and Kumanjayi Walker murder trial aquittal

3/15/2022
Severe flooding in New South Wales and Queensland has created a range of tenancy and insurance issues for people in affected areas. And a view from inside the court where Northern Territory police officer Zachary Rolfe was acquitted of charges in the shooting death of Aboriginal man Kumanjayi Walker.

Duration:00:28:31

Ukraine: how clear are the laws of war? And women's rights to inherit land

3/8/2022
As the war in Ukraine escalates, what does international law say about humanitarian corridors, civilian combatants and prisoners of war? And why dozens of countries don't allow women the right to own and inherit land.

Duration:00:28:34

ICC to launch Ukraine war crimes probe, and NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst retires

3/1/2022
As the International Criminal Court announces plans to investigate possible war crimes in Ukraine, what help can the country expect from international law frameworks and rules-based systems? And a wide-ranging interview with the Chief Justice of the New South Wales Supreme Court, Tom Bathurst, who is retiring after more than a decade in office.

Duration:00:33:58

ICC to launch Ukraine war crimes probe, and NSW Chief Justice Tom Bathurst retires

3/1/2022
As the International Criminal Court announces plans to investigate possible war crimes in Ukraine, what help can the country expect from international law frameworks and rules-based systems? And a wide-ranging interview with the Chief Justice of the New South Wales Supreme Court, Tom Bathurst, who is retiring after more than a decade in office.

Duration:00:35:37

Sandy Hook settlement, and pets in family law disputes

2/22/2022
Could a US$73 million settlement for relatives of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre open the door for other lawsuits against US gun manufacturers? And who gets the furry babies when a couple divorces?

Duration:00:28:33