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Hearsay brings you news and discussion about the law and legal issues in Australia. If you are a Legal Studies or Law student trying to keep up to date with current events, or anybody else who is interested in how law is made, how the legal system operates, and what we can do to improve it, Hearsay is the podcast for you.

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Hearsay brings you news and discussion about the law and legal issues in Australia. If you are a Legal Studies or Law student trying to keep up to date with current events, or anybody else who is interested in how law is made, how the legal system operates, and what we can do to improve it, Hearsay is the podcast for you.

    1×03: The Antiquity of a Prejudice is No Reason for its Survival

    1×03: The Antiquity of a Prejudice is No Reason for its Survival

    In this episode, I’ll talk about an issue that has been bubbling away on the political agenda for a very long time now: should two people of the same sex have a legal right to be married in Australia? How have other countries come to legalise same sex marriage, and what is the current status … Continue reading "1×03: The Antiquity of a Prejudice is No Reason for its Survival"

    • 53 min
    1×02: Idle Persons and Incorrigible Rogues

    1×02: Idle Persons and Incorrigible Rogues

    In this episode of Hearsay, I’ll dig in to the issue of homelessness, looking at how a media campaign can lead to new criminal laws, how we have criminalised poverty and homelessness through history, and how the City of Melbourne is empowered to create new crimes (even if the Lord Mayor doesn’t really understand that’s what … Continue reading "1×02: Idle Persons and Incorrigible Rogues"

    • 51 min
    1×01: Mr Trumble goes to Washington

    1×01: Mr Trumble goes to Washington

    In this episode of Hearsay, I’ll take a look at the international legal dispute that led to our Prime Minister being dubbed “Mr Trumble”. I’ll also talk about some of the other controversies surrounding Donald Trump’s fledgling presidency, and explain how they have parallels with issues in Australia’s legal system. Summary Matters (00:42) AFR: Susan Kiefel sworn in as … Continue reading "1×01: Mr Trumble goes to Washington"

    • 48 min
    Welcome to the Hearsay podcast

    Welcome to the Hearsay podcast

    Welcome to Hearsay, a podcast about law and legal issues for students and everyone else. The first episode is coming soon… Each episode, I will present a selection of news updates and discussion of legal issues. The show will generally follow this format: Summary Matters — Brief information about a selection of legal news that is … Continue reading "Welcome to the Hearsay podcast"

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