Law Report - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio
27 Feb 2021

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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    Adventure tourism accidents and legal liability

    If you go skydiving or hot air ballooning and tragedy strikes, who can you sue? The tour operator? In a unique unfolding case the Bureau of Meteorology is being sued.

  • Posted on 23 Feb 2021

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    Convicted terrorist to stay in jail on continuing detention order. And sacked climate change skeptic to get his day in High Court

    The High Court of Australia has upheld the Continuing Detention Order for convicted terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika. Even though his fifteen year sentence is over, he is deemed to pose an ongoing threat and he remains in detention. Also, the High Court has agreed to hear the case of sacked marine physicist Peter Ridd. He was terminated after being disciplined repeatedly by James Cook University over comments he made about the research of colleagues and associated entities. He is critical of science linking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. with climate change and polluted water.

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2021

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    Queensland's outlaw bikie exit scheme. And international divorce property dispute can be heard in Australia

    Queensland Police has launched an exit scheme to help outlaw motor cycle gang members break away from their clubs.  It's the first venture of this kind in Australia. And the High Court has ruled that issues around property division and maintenance can be heard in an Australian court, even when the divorce is overseas.

  • Posted on 09 Feb 2021

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    Can you be sacked if you refuse a COVID-19 vaccine? And is neglecting an overdosed friend a crime?

    Two recent unfair dismissal cases may provide some insight into whether employers can sack workers who refuse a COVID-19 vaccination. Also, a recent decision in the NSW Court of Appeal upholds a manslaughter conviction involving a failure to help a friend who needed urgent medical help.

  • Posted on 02 Feb 2021

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    How itchy underpants created our 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 26 Jan 2021

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