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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

Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

1/8/2019
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The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

Duration:00:28:35

Man feels burdened by 'not guilty' verdict

12/11/2018
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Thirteen years after a violent brawl at a warehouse party led to the death of a partygoer, the two men charged with his murder give their version of the events of that night. One accused served 13 years in jail, the other was found not guilty, but remains burdened by his role.

Duration:00:28:37

Why do some young Australian Muslim men choose extremism?

12/3/2018
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Families of extremists speak-up over terror warning signs.

Duration:00:29:08

Dissecting the Eastman retrial

11/27/2018
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ABC Canberra court reporter Elizabeth Byrne describes the twists and turns of the jury trials of David Eastman. The recent retrial found him not guilty of the murder of AFP Assistant Police Commissioner Colin Winchester.

Duration:00:28:36

The world's only nationwide prison radio station

11/20/2018
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National Prison Radio, the world's first national 24 hour radio station produced by and for prisoners beams into all jail cells across England and Wales.

Duration:00:28:35

The Federal Government's Indigenous Procurement Program. Also Israel Supreme Court.

11/13/2018
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How effective is the Indigenous Procurement Program? Who is benefitting? And a leading Israeli civil rights lawyer warns that the 'democratic space' in her country is in danger of shrinking.

Duration:00:28:36

Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

11/6/2018
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In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

Duration:00:28:21

Are our Crimes Confiscation laws fair?

10/30/2018
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Western Australia's Attorney-General John Quigley recently announced a review into the state's Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 saying there are some cases that are 'harsh to the point of being unjust'.

Duration:00:28:26

Tertiary students in the courts

10/23/2018
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Most students, at some point are disappointed by an academic result, but how far would you go to get a better grade?

Duration:00:28:26

Questions over social housing plan in Victoria and research into social drug suppliers

10/16/2018
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Victoria is rebuilding its public housing, but could existing public housing tenants become worse off? And new research explores what we know about small time 'social' drug dealers and raises questions about how the law should deal with them.

Duration:00:28:27

Law Report 9th October 2018

10/9/2018
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Anti-abortion protesters face High Court. US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sworn in.

Duration:00:28:37

Law Report 10th October 2018

10/2/2018
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Families of victims in the 911 attacks and crash of flight MH17 are pursuing legal action over their deaths.

Duration:00:28:26

Should dead men become fathers?

9/25/2018
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In the age of Artificial Reproductive Technology extracting sperm from dead men is possible, and it happens more often than you think.

Duration:00:28:26

Alan Jones defamation ruling. And why XX won't face a re-trial for murder

9/18/2018
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Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has been ordered to pay damages of 3.7 million dollars for defaming the Wagner brothers And the High Court of Australia allowed the use of previously recorded evidence involving a man known as Dennis Bauer convicted of multiple child sex offences and in NSW, the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal appeal refused to re-try a man for murder of three indigenous children, saying there wasn't sufficient 'fresh and compelling evidence' to overturn the principle of double...

Duration:00:28:26

Calls for transparency around the use of solitary confinement in Victorian prisons

9/11/2018
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The Jesuit Social Services report, All Alone - Young Adults in the Victorian Justice System, calls for radical reforms around the use of solitary confinement.

Duration:00:28:27

Economic abuse in violent relationships

9/4/2018
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A collaboration between a Victorian community legal centre and a family violence support service addresses the financial fall-out that often comes when escaping a violent relationship.

Duration:00:28:26

MP Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility; The Justice Project Final Report; The first Chinese-Australian barrister

8/28/2018
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Analysis of Peter Dutton's parliamentary eligibility under Section 44(v), some of the recommendations of the Law Council's Justice Project Final Report and the first Chinese-Australian barrister

Duration:00:28:26

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