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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 • 697 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.

    Jury selection in Trump's 'hush money' trial; monitoring dangerous offenders after release from prison

    Jury selection in Trump's 'hush money' trial; monitoring dangerous offenders after release from prison

    Donald Trump's high profile criminal trial gets underway in New York. And meet the tough former prosecutor who became responsible for monitoring the reintegration of Victoria's most dangerous criminals. 

    • 28 min
    Judge rules, on balance of probabilities, Lehrmann raped Higgins

    Judge rules, on balance of probabilities, Lehrmann raped Higgins

    In a high-profile defamation case, justice Michael Lee found that former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann, on the balance of probabilities, raped his then colleague Brittany Higgins inside Parliament House in 2019.

    • 28 min
    Do Queensland's criminal defence laws need to be reformed?

    Do Queensland's criminal defence laws need to be reformed?

    If someone is charged with a violent crime like murder or assault, what defences can they argue? That depends on what part of Australia you live in.The Queensland Law Reform Commission is conducting a review of the criminal defences which operate in that state – some of them very controversial. Warning: this episode contains descriptions of violence, including murder, assault and domestic violence.

    • 28 min
    Two hundred years of the NSW Supreme Court

    Two hundred years of the NSW Supreme Court

    Next month, the Supreme Court of New South Wales marks its 200th birthday. A new book, Constant Guardian: Changing Times, tells the history of the court. In his first extensive interview since his appointment in 2022, NSW Chief Justice Andrew Bell tells Damien Carrick about some of the significant trials discussed in the book. 

    • 28 min
    Movements in work safety: Victoria's first industrial manslaughter prosecutions and feedback on OH&S laws

    Movements in work safety: Victoria's first industrial manslaughter prosecutions and feedback on OH&S laws

    The Law Report makes the law accessible.

    • 28 min
    Protecting IP rights: a guide for divorcees and inventors

    Protecting IP rights: a guide for divorcees and inventors

    Dividing up intellectual property rights in a divorce settlement. And the case of a mining equipment company that legally can't stop competitors from copying its invention.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
697 Ratings

697 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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