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

    Criminal and civil courts in the age of COVID-19

    Criminal and civil courts in the age of COVID-19

    Day by day our courts are being totally transformed by the COVID-19 crisis. Civil courts are using video and audio links. New criminal jury trials have been suspended and judge alone criminal trials are becoming rare. A recent major drug conspiracy trial in the NSW District Court was derailed after concerns about safe distancing, but it wasn't the jury that raised fears of catching coronavirus.

    • 28 分鐘
    COVID-19, prisons and the courts. And the homeless man fined for dumpster diving

    COVID-19, prisons and the courts. And the homeless man fined for dumpster diving

    Should prisoners be released because of the risks around coronavirus? And the case of the homeless man, just released from prison who was fined $250 for salvaging pies and iced coffees from a dumpster.

    • 28 分鐘
    How the coronavirus crisis is stress-testing commercial contracts. And how enforceable are self-isolation orders?

    How the coronavirus crisis is stress-testing commercial contracts. And how enforceable are self-isolation orders?

    As business reels from the impact of the coronavirus, lawyers are poring over contracts, looking for ways to help their clients either enforce, or escape from their contractual obligations.

    Also authorities are requiring certain groups of people to 'self isolate'. Will this work?

    • 28 分鐘
    Protecting buyers from dodgy car loans

    Protecting buyers from dodgy car loans

    Should car dealers & retailers be exempt from the requirements of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act?

    The Royal Commission into Banking and the Financial Services Industry recommended the removal of the exemption. But until that happens, consumers will continue to have very troubling experiences.

    • 28 分鐘
    High Court clears former London cop of blowing up his holiday home. Also, should juries in child sex-abuse trials hear about prior convictions?

    High Court clears former London cop of blowing up his holiday home. Also, should juries in child sex-abuse trials hear about prior convictions?

    The High Court of Australia has ordered the immediate acquittal and release of Queensland man Eamonn Coughlan who was serving a jail sentence for arson and attempted fraud.

    And, new laws to be introduced that will broaden what evidence a jury can hear in child sex-abuse trials.

    • 28 分鐘
    Legal diversity in Malaysia

    Legal diversity in Malaysia

    Malaysia's complex politics and legal systems are shaped by the nation's ethnic and religious diversity. How religious and government authorities categorise you can have a huge impact on your life. Meet a Muslim feminist slam poet, a Hindu mother who won a landmark court case, a transgender activist and a government minister.

    • 28 分鐘

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