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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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    • 4.8 • 574 Ratings

Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.

    Crime and Justice in the Torres Strait and Cape York’s Licensing Muster program

    Crime and Justice in the Torres Strait and Cape York’s Licensing Muster program

    Torres Strait's low crime rate, the Muster program

    • 28 min
    Vaccine passports and global snapshot of LGBTQI discrimination

    Vaccine passports and global snapshot of LGBTQI discrimination

    Some countries and states have introduced a Vaccine Passport, to allow more domestic and international movement and businesses to return. What are the technical and legal obstacles to a COVID-19 vaccine passport here in Australia?

    And in this Pride Month, while the LGBTQI community has a lot to celebrate in Australia, in many countries they face ongoing legal discrimination, even the death penalty.

    • 28 min
    Porter v ABC and  AGL v Greenpeace

    Porter v ABC and  AGL v Greenpeace

    Former Attorney General Christian Porter has discontinued his defamation litigation against the ABC. And power company AGL is taking Greenpeace to court arguing breach of trademark and copyright. AGL says the activist group should not have used its trademark in a series of parody advertisements that highlights its CO2 emissions.

    • 28 min
    Victoria's Yoo-rrook Justice Commission and new research on Magistrate stress levels

    Victoria's Yoo-rrook Justice Commission and new research on Magistrate stress levels

    We speak to the Chair and one of other the four commissioners who will preside over Victoria's ground breaking Yoo-rrook or Justice Commission. And new research has found that local court magistrates are the state-based judicial officers who suffer most from work-related stress.

    • 28 min
    Improving the justice system for sexual assault survivors

    Improving the justice system for sexual assault survivors

    Many victim survivors of sexual assault say they found giving evidence at trial a harrowing and re-traumatising experience. The Victorian Law Reform Commission is currently conducting an inquiry into ways to improve the responses of the justice system to sexual offences.

     

    • 28 min
    Federal Court rejects challenge to India travel ban. And rugby's no fault standdown rule [Updated audio]

    Federal Court rejects challenge to India travel ban. And rugby's no fault standdown rule [Updated audio]

    The Federal Court dismissed a challenge to the Morrison government's ban on Australian citizens returning from India. Justice Thawley ruled that the government was acting within its powers under the Biosecurity Act 2015.


    And should professional sports people be able to continue playing when facing serious criminal charges?

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
574 Ratings

574 Ratings

_Batbie_ ,

Love this pod

Love this pod, it takes complex issues and breaks them down so that everyone can better understand the justice system. Damien is a great host. Keep up the brilliant work!

Lisa22s ,

Makes me seem smarter than I really am!

I love this podcast as it introduces and explains various changes and events in the law in a bite size way which is very easy to listen to. No matter the topic, always interesting with great guests. Makes me seem as though I am a person much better read than I truly am!

(Gibberer) ,

There goes the neighbourhood?

•EPISODE: Vaccine injury compensation scheme, in which a guest describes New Zealand as Australia’s nearest neighbour. Australia’s nearest neighbour in Papua New Guinea. 🇵🇬

•EPISODE: High Court rejects challenge to India travel ban, in which the host falsely accuses Jarryd Hayne of being a rugby player, and the podcast description writer refers to the wrong sport. It’s a Melbourne thing.

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