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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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    • Government
    • 4.8 • 646 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.

    Surprising Decisions About Legal Liability in Car Accidents

    Surprising Decisions About Legal Liability in Car Accidents

    If you are responsible for a motor vehicle accident, just how far does your legal liability extend? 
    A court decision could upend the assumption that in an accident, the car behind is always at fault. And a controversial case involving drug use in a parked car may be heading to the High Court.

    • 30 min
    Why was the AAT abolished? The dangers of witnessing wills remotely

    Why was the AAT abolished? The dangers of witnessing wills remotely

    The Law Report makes the law accessible.

    • 30 min
    Judicial review to examine 'Croatian six' convictions

    Judicial review to examine 'Croatian six' convictions

    The New South Wales Supreme Court has ordered a judicial review in the convictions of the so-called 'Croatian Six'. Justice Robertson Wright said there are doubts and questions about the evidence used to convict the men in 1981. This episode first aired in September 2022.

    • 30 min
    Who should be held legally liable for accidents involving e-scooters?

    Who should be held legally liable for accidents involving e-scooters?

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23304854-statement-to-rn-law-report-from-lime-micromobility

    • 30 min
    Can machines invent and animals create?

    Can machines invent and animals create?

    Should patents be granted to Artificial Intelligence algorithms? Should machines have copyright over the art works they generate? What about animals? This episode first aired in June 2022.

    • 30 min
    Gender diversity on the bench

    Gender diversity on the bench

    In the second of a two-part series, the Law Report speaks with members of the International Association of Women Judges in several countries. They explain the obstacles women judges face and what gender diversity brings to legal decision making.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
646 Ratings

646 Ratings

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Great podcast for legal junkies.

Love this podcast. Look forward to new shows dropping each week.

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I never miss this series. Brilliant issues and discussions

John O. ,

Great show

This is one of the serious, fascinating, and high quality podcasts which the ABC produces. I would love to see (a little like the guys on the Mine Field used to do) an etended show for the podcast listeners.

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