Law Report - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio
07 Jul 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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    Victoria's Nazi swastika law prompts call for national ban

    An in-depth look at Victoria's law to ban the public display of the Nazi swastika amid calls for the Federal Government to legislate a national ban on the symbol. And the case of a West Australian man who spent more than a decade in prison for a crime he didn't commit has led to new legal avenues for appeal for others who may have been wrongfully convicted.

  • Posted on 05 Jul 2022

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    Attorney General Mark Dreyfus speaks to the Law Report

    Reforming the Public Interest Disclosure Act "is a significant matter because it is linked to the national anti-corruption commission that we hope to legislate this year," the federal Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has told the Law Report. In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Dreyfus outlines his legislative priorities, including reforming the Privacy Act, media freedoms, and a review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

  • Posted on 28 Jun 2022

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    Can machines invent, and animals create?

    Should we grant patents to Artificial Intelligence algorithms? Should machines have copyright over the art works they generate? What about animals?

  • Posted on 21 Jun 2022

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    High Court curbs minister's citizenship powers, and landmark ruling on unpaid wages

    The High Court has ruled that a decision by the former Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews to rescind the citizenship of an Australian man suspected of joining the Islamic State group was unconstitutional. And, for the first time, unpaid workers can pursue the director of a collapsed company in the small claims tribunal of the Federal Circuit and Family Court.

  • Posted on 14 Jun 2022

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    Judge v jury trials

    Why did actor Johnny Depp's defamation case against his former wife Amber Heard succeed in the US after failing at a similar trial in the UK? And a man ordered to face trial before a judge alone under the ACT’s pandemic emergency law says he was denied the right for his case to be heard by a jury. But does such a legal right exist in Australia?

  • Posted on 07 Jun 2022

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