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From courtroom dramas to miscarriages of justice, to how the law affects you — and so much more. The Law Report is your accessible guide to the big legal stories unfolding in Australia and across the world.

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    • 4.8 • 707 Ratings

From courtroom dramas to miscarriages of justice, to how the law affects you — and so much more. The Law Report is your accessible guide to the big legal stories unfolding in Australia and across the world.

    Can X be held liable for publishing hate speech in Australia? Bad Neighbours: cars & apartments

    Can X be held liable for publishing hate speech in Australia? Bad Neighbours: cars & apartments

    In a legal first, a Queensland tribunal finds the social media platform formerly known as Twitter can be held liable for hate speech published on the site. Can a victim of road rage claim workers compensation? And the Law Report drives around the frustrations of cars in apartment blocks.

    • 28 min
    BAD NEIGHBOURS S2 E3 | Surveillance cameras

    BAD NEIGHBOURS S2 E3 | Surveillance cameras

    Do you ever feel like you're being watched? The Law Report zooms in on curious neighbours and talks to experts about your rights and responsibilities when it comes to residential surveillance cameras.

    • 12 min
    UK court ruling paves way for new Assange appeal against extradition; Bad Neighbours: surveillance cameras

    UK court ruling paves way for new Assange appeal against extradition; Bad Neighbours: surveillance cameras

    Britain's High Court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can bring a new appeal against extradition to the US on espionage charges. Also in the program, a legal decision that could be a game changer for hundreds of Australians who developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos.

    • 28 min
    BAD NEIGHBOURS S2 E2 | Water

    BAD NEIGHBOURS S2 E2 | Water

    The Law Report follows the flow of cases that create waves between neighbours and talks to experts about your rights and responsibilities when it comes to water.

    • 11 min
    War crimes whistleblower David McBride sentenced; Bad Neighbours: water

    War crimes whistleblower David McBride sentenced; Bad Neighbours: water

    Former military lawyer David McBride has been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison for leaking classified documents that exposed allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan.

    • 28 min
    BAD NEIGHBOURS S2 E1 | Smells

    BAD NEIGHBOURS S2 E1 | Smells

    Everybody needs good neighbours, but what do you do if yours are big stinkers? In the first of our six-part series, The Law Report sniffs out the neighbourhood smells that have landed in court, so you know where you stand with the law and the pong next door.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
707 Ratings

707 Ratings

JaneHR ,

Simple brilliant: best podcast

Best podcast series; clear insightful and imaginative (“what ifs?) atop clear journalistic curiosity. Heartily recommended. Congratulations to the LAW report crew!

HeyFootballhead! ,

So very good

Wish there was more each episode, the information is clear and accessible without legal training and really interesting and relevant to daily or weekly life in modern Australia.

Jess89xxxx ,

Great digestible, thorough journalism

Absolutely love this podcast. Thorough and informative topics and discussions

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