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Lawyers, litigants and courts have shaped Australia through interesting and important public interest litigation. At the same time, the individual players involved have been shaped and impacted by their involvement in these cases. From the saga of the 2007 Haneef case, to Jason Kioa’s reshaping of Australian public law, to the public and personal effects of Mabo, ‘In That Case’ unpacks some of the most fascinating moments in Australian law.

In That Case Joel Townsend

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Lawyers, litigants and courts have shaped Australia through interesting and important public interest litigation. At the same time, the individual players involved have been shaped and impacted by their involvement in these cases. From the saga of the 2007 Haneef case, to Jason Kioa’s reshaping of Australian public law, to the public and personal effects of Mabo, ‘In That Case’ unpacks some of the most fascinating moments in Australian law.

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    #ITC22: Denis Nelthorpe on the HFC credit licensing case







    Consumer credit practices in Victoria were not scrutinised closely until the 1980s, when the Consumer Credit Legal Service challenged the renewal of one credit provider's licence to operate. The case was part of a movement which exposed the questionable practices of credit providers, and improved the rights of consumers. The settlement of the case led to the creation of the Consumer Law Centre Victoria, and ultimately to the creation of the Consumer Action Law Centre.

    • 31 min
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    #ITC21: Stuart Webb on Nystrom







    Stefan Nystrom was born in Sweden, when his mother, an Australian permanent resident, was on holiday visiting her family in Scandinavia. He returned to Australia at when he was 27 days old. He lived his life in Australia, not knowing he was not a citizen, until his visa was cancelled because of his serious criminal record, and he faced removal. His case paved the way for the increased use of the Minister for Immigration's 'character cancellation' power. Stuart Webb represented him on his journey through the Australian courts.

    • 34 min
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    #ITC20: Penny Cula-Reid on challenging discrimination in football







    Penny Cula-Reid's remarkable journey has included involvement as a player in the inaugural season of AFLW football, and this year, success as a coach, winning the VFLW with Collingwood. Her passion for football is abundantly clear. In 2003, when she was 15, she showed her equal passion for justice, bringing a challenge to a rule banning girls over 12 from playing junior football.

    • 24 min
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    #ITC19: Corinna Horvath and Dyson Hore-Lacy SC on Horvath







    In March 1996, police raided Corinna Horvath's home without a warrant. She spent several days in hospital as a result of the raid. She pursued a claim against the police officers involved, and against the State of Victoria. The dispute lasted more than 20 years, through a County Court trial, an appeal, and a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee. It lead to fundamental change in litigating claims of police misconduct.

    • 25 min
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    #ITC18: Alina Leikin on the 'Certain Children' cases







    In late 2016, following a riot at a juvenile detention facility in Parkville, the Victorian government sought to convert a unit at the maximum security Barwon Prison into an alternative youth justice facility. The resulting court challenges tested fundamental questions as to the application of human rights law in Victoria. Alina Leikin, then at the Human Rights Law Centre, was centrally involved in the litigation.

    • 41 min
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    #ITC17: Felicity Graham on Bugmy







    The question of how the criminal law ought deal with socioeconomic disadvantage, and in particular the disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal people, is one of the most challenging in sentencing law in Australia. In Bugmy, the High Court looked at these key issues, and articulated key principles about how sentences should be imposed in Australia. Felicity Graham represented William Bugmy, a man from Western NSW whose case raised these fundamental questions, and whose case has shaped Australian jurisprudence about them.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

BH lawyer Sydney ,

Interesting discussions

Nice looks into court decisions bearing on Australian public law. Warning - this show thankfully avoids hype and dazzlement; just some views and explication on how key issues in the case were dealt with.

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In That Case

Really engaging to hear this insider view from lawyers.

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Makes a case for law being interesting

Great podcast! I’m not normally interested in law stuff, but this is great!
Can’t wait to hear more :)

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