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Law Report 25 June 2013

2013-06-25 :: ABC Radio National

Swansong for unpaid internships? …

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Law Report 18 June 2013

2013-06-18 :: ABC Radio National

Abortions remain illegal across much of South America, with tragic consequences. Also, how do Australian laws combat the very real damage from online crime and espionage?…

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Law Report 11 June 2013

2013-06-11 :: ABC Radio National

Casino not responsible for high roller's $20m loss. Green light for police to take DNA. …

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Law Report 4 June 2013

2013-06-04 :: ABC Radio National

Google under fire for autocomplete suggestions. Older workers face legal barriers. …

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Law Report 28 May 2013

2013-05-28 :: ABC Radio National

Plane crash leaves survivors in no man's land. …

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Law Report 21 May 2013

2013-05-21 :: ABC Radio National

Concerns in the Victorian Children's Court after recent changes bar children under the age of ten from legal representation and in Queensland the legal strife inflicted by a devastating storm continues.…

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Law Report 14 May 2013

2013-05-14 :: ABC Radio National

What decisions can you make now about how you want to be treated or left alone in your final days?…

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Law Report 7 May 2013

2013-05-07 :: ABC Radio National

South African judge speaks out on life with HIV. …

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Law Report 30 April 2013

2013-04-30 :: ABC Radio National

Are animal attorneys the future of animal welfare?…

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Law Report 23 April 2013

2013-04-23 :: ABC Radio National

The chief justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia is holding an urgent hearing to determine the fate of 150 children who were sent to an adult prison.…

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Law Report 16 April 2013

2013-04-16 :: ABC Radio National

Finding the right balance in patenting big pharmaceuticals. Whose interests should come up trumps - those of patients in need, greater scientific research or big business? Also, South Australia considers new legislation that overhauls the way it governs the behaviour of lawyers.…

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Law Report 9 April 2013

2013-04-09 :: ABC Radio National

Imagine committing a crime as a child and being locked up in an adult prison for the rest of your life with no prospect of release.…

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Law Report 2 April 2013

2013-04-01 :: ABC Radio National

The Bulger family still lives on a council estate in Kirkby and on the surface of it very little has changed since two decades ago when the children who had abducted and killed two year old James were convicted of murder. But what has happened to the large extended family and its campaign for justice for James?…

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Law Report 26 March 2013

2013-03-25 :: ABC Radio National

Hazara people from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran make up the majority of the estimated five thousand refugees and asylum seekers currently in Indonesia. What lies ahead for Hazara people hoping to find a way to Australia?…

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Law Report 19 March 2013

2013-03-18 :: ABC Radio National

The Australian royal commission into the handling of child sex abuse will hold its first public sitting in early April. Will the commission be able to emulate the achievements of similar inquiries that rocked Ireland over the course of the past decade—and avoid some of the major mistakes?…

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Law Report 12 March 2013

2013-03-11 :: ABC Radio National

How important is video evidence to allegations of police brutality?…

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Law Report 5 March 2013

2013-03-04 :: ABC Radio National

Two recent decisions in the High Court have left open the question of how far our law will go to protect Australia's equivalent of free speech.…

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Law Report 25 Feb 2013

2013-02-25 :: ABC Radio National

Lately, there has been a lot of debate about whether or not the numerous federal discrimination laws should be rolled into one single piece of legislation. So, just how well do our current discrimination laws work?…

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Law Report 19 Feb 2013

2013-02-18 :: ABC Radio National

In an obesity epidemic, who bears the legal responsibility for your health?…

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Law Report 12 Feb 2013

2013-02-11 :: ABC Radio National

The Victorian government announces it will introduce the nation’s “toughest” laws to deal with people who commit crimes while on parole; and a woman seriously injured in a high speed police chase is awarded over $9 million in compensation.…

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Law Report 5 Feb 2013

2013-02-04 :: ABC Radio National

The New South Wales public train service breaches discrimination laws for its failure to provide onboard announcements; and a new study shows a substantial number of judges and magistrates are regularly losing sleep due to the stressful nature of their work.…

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Law Report 29 Jan 2013

2013-01-28 :: ABC Radio National

How are environmental groups such as anti-coal seam gas activists turning the tables and using company law against energy corporations?…

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Law Report 22 January 2013

2013-01-21 :: ABC Radio National

Will shifting the focus of illicit drugs from law and order to health lead to any improvements?…

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Law Report 15 January 2013

2013-01-14 :: ABC Radio National

Meet the extraordinary Kiran Bedi. She was India's first senior female police officer. Never shy of standing up to authority she has faced down sword-wielding rioters, towed away a prime minister's car and turned around India's most notorious prison.…

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Law Report 8 January 2013

2013-01-07 :: ABC Radio National

Wrongful convictions: What action would you take if your loved one was sentenced to life in prison for a crime they didn’t commit?…

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Law Report 1 January 2013

2012-12-31 :: ABC Radio National

How can a legal system based on the nuclear family adapt to customary laws?…

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Law Report 25 December 2012

2012-12-24 :: ABC Radio National

Mabo 20 years on. …

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Law Report 18 Dec 2012

2012-12-17 :: ABC Radio National

A Victorian teacher who spent over two years in jail for child sex offences has been released after the Court of Appeal ruled that the original guilty verdict was 'unsafe and unsatisfactory [and] cannot be permitted to stand'. Also, if United States politicians muster the political courage to tighten access to firearms after the recent school shooting in Connecticut, will the courts let them do it?…

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Law Report 11 December 2012

2012-12-10 :: ABC Radio National

For Beth Wilson, a good part of the last fifteen years has been spent pursuing charlatans who prey on the terminally ill and lobbying for tougher laws to close them down. She's a unique force to be reckoned with.…

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Law Report 4 December 2012

2012-12-03 :: ABC Radio National

In an age of emerging and converging media across the world how far does media regulation have to reach before it is effective -- and how far is too far?…

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Law Report 27 Nov 2012

2012-11-26 :: ABC Radio National

As Australians commemorate White Ribbon Day around the country and pledge to take a personal stand against violence in the home, questions remain about whether we're doing enough at a state and federal level to end the deaths, especially those of Indigenous women.…

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Law Report 20 Nov 2012

2012-11-19 :: ABC Radio National

With the announcement of a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse, we look at the effectiveness of range of legal approaches open to survivors. Also, ruling on family law property disputes where there is little or no evidence due to death and dementia. And is insider trading illegal if the supposedly valuable information turns out to be completely wrong?…

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Law Report 13 Nov 2012

2012-11-12 :: ABC Radio National

Corruption and rule of law in India. …

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Law Report 6 Nov 2012

2012-11-05 :: ABC Radio National

It's the murder trial that has transfixed Western Australia. Last week prominent Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney was found not guilty of the murder or manslaughter of his wife Corryn Rayney, a Supreme Court registrar, in 2007.…

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Law Report 30 Oct 2012

2012-10-29 :: ABC Radio National

Currently, in both Australia and the UK there's a fundamental re-examination taking place of the interaction between the media and the private lives of citizens.…

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Law Report 23 Oct 2012

2012-10-22 :: ABC Radio National

A Victorian tribunal rules that children who choose not to receive religious education in state primary schools aren't the victims of discrimination. Also, a look at transnational commercial surrogacy. Every day in India a child is born to Australian parents who live on the other side of the globe - and it's big business.…

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Law Report 16 Oct 2012

2012-10-15 :: ABC Radio National

Is the community's aversion to risk compromising a woman's right to choose where and how she will give birth?…

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Law Report 9 Oct 2012

2012-10-08 :: ABC Radio National

The High Court rejects ASIO's 'veto' power to detain refugees indefinitely. But a lawyer who provided legal advice in the case says there are some screaming silences in the judgments. And employers win the right to sue for the pure economic loss that results from the death of an employee. How far can the right to sue extend?…

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Law Report 2 October 2012

2012-10-02 :: ABC Radio National

The Federal Court fines companies $1m for illegal door-to-door sales practices. Australian authorities target 'Nigerian scammers'. Lawyers and doctors join forces in USA.…

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Law Report 25 Sept 2012

2012-09-25 :: ABC Radio National

The Chief Magistrate of the Northern Territory calls for an overhaul of the territory's child protection system.…

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Law Report 18 Sept 2012

2012-09-18 :: ABC Radio National

A whistleblower is awarded the biggest payout in US history. And can supplying drugs to a friend land you with a manslaughter case?…

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Law Report 11 Sept 2012

2012-09-11 :: ABC Radio National

Is our 'tough on drugs' approach working? A high ranking policeman, a doctor, a lawyer and a public servant discuss the way forward.…

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Law Report 3 September 2012

2012-09-04 :: ABC Radio National

How do plea deals work? And do they serve all the competing stake holders in the justice system - the state, the accused and the victim?…

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Law Report - Full program podcast

Breaking legal stories across Australia and overseas, analysing law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and examining legal culture. The Law Report is clear, jargon-free information about the law and those who make it, break it, and have to comply with it. One single audio file of the whole program - good for continuous listening.

Law Report - Full program podcast


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