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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

Neighbourhood tree disputes and the law

2/20/2018
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Disputes between neighbours over trees are as common as they are personal, and can get so bad that some property owners sell up to avoid conflict.

Duration:00:28:21

Damning report on treatment of prisoners with disabilities; The 'slayer rule' and elder abuse

2/13/2018
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Human Rights Watch reports that prisoners with disabilities in Queensland and WA are particularly at risk of neglect and abuse. Also on the program, could an expanded American style 'slayer law', be a way to deter elder abuse?

Duration:00:28:21

Federal court declares 'Dr Droop' bankrupt; Jewish divorce, the complicated nexus between religious and secular law

2/6/2018
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After mulitiple run ins with regulators, the man behind the 'bonk longer' billboards has been declared bankrupt. And Gett recalcitrance, that's when a Jewish marriage falls apart and one spouse refuses to grant a religious divorce.

Duration:00:28:21

Lloyd Rayney's defamation win and an alternative to medical negligence litigation

1/30/2018
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It's the second largest defamation damages payout in Australia. Why did the WA Supreme Court award Lloyd Rayney $2.6 million? Also, 'open disclosure', an alternative to costly and stressful medical malpractice lawsuits.

Duration:00:28:21

Australia and early settler law

1/23/2018
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From the capital offence of stealing food to property rights and cases involving swine, an insight into how the First Fleeters managed to create what is now considered 'the land of the fair go'.

Duration:00:28:21

Australia's first school lawyer

1/16/2018
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Meet the first in-house school lawyer in Australia. Vincent Shin provides legal advice to students and their families who attend a Victorian school.

Duration:00:28:31

Health Justice Partnerships

1/9/2018
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Health Justice Partnerships provide legal help to hospital patients. We look at the collaboration between three major hospitals and Inner Melbourne Community Legal.

Duration:00:28:31

South Australia's Gambling Court

1/2/2018
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A visit to the first court in Australia to deal with criminal offenders with a gambling addiction.

Duration:00:28:21

A civics education

12/26/2017
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A tour of Canberra exploring Australian democracy with St Kilda Primary School grade six students.

Duration:00:28:21

Restorative Justice

12/19/2017
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Only a small percentage of sexual assaults are reported to police and only a small percentage lead to a conviction. The South East Centre Against Sexual Assault is addressing the needs of survivors in a different way.

Duration:00:28:21

Questions over Commonwealth Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional sexual abuse

12/12/2017
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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.

Duration:00:28:22

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

12/5/2017
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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?

Duration:00:28:21

Sentencing models in the UK and Australia

11/28/2017
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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?

Duration:00:28:22

Australia's prescription opioid crisis

11/21/2017
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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?

Duration:00:28:21

HCA rules on prenup and US Opioid crisis

11/14/2017
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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?

Duration:00:28:21

Acquired Brain Injury and the criminal justice system

11/7/2017
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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.

Duration:00:28:22

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

10/31/2017
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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.

Duration:00:28:21

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

10/24/2017
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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.

Duration:00:28:31

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

10/17/2017
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Licence to tattoo in NSW. Japan requires tattooists to be doctors.

Duration:00:28:21

Regional planning 'anarchy' letting down communities

10/10/2017
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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.'

Duration:00:28:21

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