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Australia

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The Rule Book: stories of the rules we make, and the many ways we find to break them.

Language:

English

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0456426599


Episodes

Make Some Noise (Part II)

4/7/2017
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In Victoria, it's easier to kill ducks than to try to stop them being killed. Is that weird? There aren't that many hunters in Australia, and there are less every year. Sometimes it seems like laws don't necessarily favour the majority. Is that true? And if so, why? In this episode we hear from: Luke Milroy, protester Sue Pennecuik, Member of the Legislative Assembly in Victoria Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan, University of New South Wales Bruce Wellington, Operations Manager, Gun...

Duration: 00:26:10


Make Some Noise (Part I)

3/30/2017
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In Victoria, it's easier to kill ducks than to try to stop them being killed. Is that weird? There aren't that many hunters in Australia, and there are less every year. Sometimes it seems like laws don't necessarily favour the majority. Is that true? And if so, why? In this episode we hear from: Luke Milroy, protester Sue Pennecuik, Member of the Legislative Assembly in Victoria Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan, University of New South Wales Bruce Wellington, Operations Manager, Gun...

Duration: 00:22:59


The Most Unpopular Defendant (part II)

12/17/2016
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!! This is part 2. If you haven't heard part 1, you'll be sorry !! The Most Unpopular Defendant wanted someone to pay for his lawyers. He couldn't pay himself. He was serving life, with pretty slim chances of parole. And cold cases were stacking up against him. This episode features interviews with: Greg Barns, barrister and spokesperson for the Australian Lawyers Alliance; Fiona McLeod, Senior Counsel at the Victorian Bar Paul Smallwood, Barrister at the Victorian Bar Produced and...

Duration: 00:21:26


The Most Unpopular Defendant (part I)

12/2/2016
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The Most Unpopular Defendant wanted someone to pay for his lawyers. He couldn't pay himself. He was serving life, with pretty slim chances of parole. And cold cases were stacking up against him. This episode features interviews with: Greg Barns, barrister and spokesperson for the Australian Lawyers Alliance; Fiona McLeod, Senior Counsel at the Victorian Bar Paul Smallwood, Barrister at the Victorian Bar Produced and scored by James Milsom and tricksy studio. Tweet @rulebookpodcast...

Duration: 00:17:42


Sex Symbol

10/27/2016
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Jared Hyams hesitated one day a few years ago when he was about to sign his name on an official government document. What's the point? What do they care? He drew a pretty rough depiction of the male genitalia and... well the story starts there. This episode of The Rule Book was produced and scored by James Milsom. This episode features interviews with Jared Hyams and legal expert Tex Moyer (not his real name). For the curious, Jared's driver's licence is here. Tweet...

Duration: 00:17:57


To Protect and Control

9/30/2016
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Lesley Williams was sent from the Aboriginal settlement where her family was forced to live, to work as a domestic servant for a white family. She was 17 years old. Decades later, she started asking questions, like where was the money she was supposed to have been paid? That question led her around the world and sparked an explosive movement that still rocks Australian governments today. This episode includes interviews with: Lesley Williams; Tony Woodyatt, Queensland Public Interest...

Duration: 00:34:58


First Language

9/12/2016
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A first person narrative piece that tells the true story of an experience had by the host, James Milsom, while working as a criminal lawyer with an Aboriginal legal service in Australia's central desert. 'First Language' was awarded the second prize in the Audiocraft short feature competition in 2016 and was first aired on ABC's Radio National (in Australia). The story was written by James Milsom. Musical score and production also by James Milsom. The Rule Book website Twitter Facebook

Duration: 00:14:02


Post-mortem Love

8/28/2016
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In most parts of the world, you can't have sex with people after they've, you know... died. The Swedish Liberal party's youth chapter in Stockholm decided to ask why. We let our governments make laws for us to protect us from harm and to ensure our collective morals are preserved. Simple, yes. But bulletproof? Hmm... Produced by James Milsom. Music from James Milsom. This episode features interviews with: Cecilia Jonsson Anil Aggrawal, Professor of Forensic Sciences at Maulana Azad...

Duration: 03:36:48


The Making a Murderer Effect - Part II

8/12/2016
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Part II We get to sit on juries and decide between right and wrong, fact and fiction, freedom, sometimes even life. So what happens when our heads are full of Serial and Making a Murderer. Or what if we're binging on old CSI episodes. Can we still be trusted to make the right decisions? 'The Making a Murderer Effect' asks these questions through the lens of one particular case in Melbourne, Australia. This episode features interviews with journalist Julie Szego, Professor Jeremy Gans...

Duration: 00:22:34


The Making a Murderer Effect - Part I

7/29/2016
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We get to sit on juries and decide between right and wrong, fact and fiction, freedom, sometimes even life. So what happens when our heads are full of Serial and Making a Murderer. Or what if we're binging on old CSI episodes. Can we still be trusted to make the right decisions? 'The Making a Murderer Effect' asks these questions through the lens of one particular case in Melbourne, Australia. This episode features interviews with journalist Julie Szego, Professor Jeremy Gans and Hina...

Duration: 00:22:14


The watchers (who watch the watchers who watch the watchers)

7/8/2016
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We give our governments the power to watch over us, or just to watch us. Or sometimes they just do it, whether we know it or not. In this story, the Facebook group coordinating the effort to watch the watchmen in Melbourne, Australia.

Duration: 00:29:03


Rarest of the rare

5/14/2016
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In the search for a case exposing some aspects of the 'horror show' that is the death penalty around the world and in India, we stumble upon the story of Sonu Sardar, a death row inmate convicted for a mass murder in central India. Through interviews with Sardar's lawyer and other legal experts in India, this story looks at the Indian criminal justice system and the many flaws it shares with so many other systems the world around. Find out more at therulebook.xyz. Tweet...

Duration: 00:25:50


Glue vs Human Rights

3/14/2016
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The story of Kyle Magee, an anti advertising campaigner, and the Supreme Court challenges he's using to push for change.

Duration: 00:15:51