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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.

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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.

    Do Victorian committals deliver fair and fast justice?

    Do Victorian committals deliver fair and fast justice?

    Unlike other states, it's common for victims of crime to give evidence at a Victorian committal hearing. The state's Law Reform Commission is currently considering how well this system works.

    While victim advocates want big changes, defence lawyers say committals are an important filter.

    • 28 min
    Youth justice, Maori style

    Youth justice, Maori style

    Sit in on a Rangatahi, one of the Maori Youth Courts of New Zealand. Find out how they compare to Indigenous courts in Australia.

    • 28 min
    No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

    No handcuffs, no uniform: a different approach to youth justice

    Come on a tour of Korowai Manaaki Youth Residence in Auckland. Meet the troubled young offenders and the people who care for them.

    What can we learn from NZ and what can they learn from us?

    • 28 min
    A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

    A selfie, credit card and CCTV: a burglar's digital trail

    It was a case of 'guilty by social media' when a burglar's twelve day, $58,000 crime spree was brought undone by his glaring digital fingerprints.

    • 28 min
    The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

    The dog helping survivors give harrowing evidence

    In an Australian first highly trained Labradors are supporting vulnerable witnesses in Victorian criminal trials.

    • 28 min
    Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

    Bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession

    A global study across 135 countries by the International Bar Association has found that bullying and sexual harassment is widespread in the legal profession.

    The report makes a number of recommendations to change the culture and work environment in the law office.

    NB* This program was first broadcast 20 August 2019.

    • 28 min

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