Law Report - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio
16 Jan 2022

Law Report - Full program podcast

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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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    Inside Thomas Embling Hospital, a forensic health facility

    For the first time a journalist is allowed to record in the Thomas Embling Hospital, Melbourne's Forensic healthcare facility. Meet therapists, the psychiatrist in charge and some of the patients who have committed a serious crime but are deemed not responsible for their actions due to mental illness.

  • Posted on 11 Jan 2022

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    Court rules couples can conspire, and how brain implants might transform criminal law

    The High Court of Australia rules that a married couple can conspire to commit a crime. Also, the challenges posed by emerging neurotechnologies.

  • Posted on 04 Jan 2022

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    How itchy underpants created Australia's consumer laws

    If a consumer is injured by a faulty product, they can sue the manufacturer. In Australia, The law of Negligence or Torts forms a fundamental building block of our legal system. As reporter Carly Godden discovers, these laws owe much of their origins to a case from the 1930's involving a pair of woollen long johns.

  • Posted on 28 Dec 2021

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    'Squatters' rights', and UK health laws

    The Law Report revisits a New South Wales Supreme Court ruling against a retirement village developer that claimed ‘squatters' rights’, or adverse possession, over a Sydney property. And two court decisions highlight important issues in Britain's health laws.

  • Posted on 21 Dec 2021

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    US trademark dispute threatens ugg boot business, and deportation fears for returned prison escapee

    A Sydney ugg boot maker says his 40-year-old business is at risk of bankruptcy following a trademark dispute in the United States courts. And can Australia deport a prison escapee, who surrendered after 30 years on the run, to a country that no longer exists?

  • Posted on 14 Dec 2021

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