Law Report - Full program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio
14 Jun 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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    Vaccine passports and global snapshot of LGBTQI discrimination

    Some countries and states have introduced a Vaccine Passport, to allow more domestic and international movement and businesses to return. What are the technical and legal obstacles to a COVID-19 vaccine passport here in Australia? And in this Pride Month, while the LGBTQI community has a lot to celebrate in Australia, in many countries they face ongoing legal discrimination, even the death penalty.

  • Posted on 08 Jun 2021

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    Porter v ABC and  AGL v Greenpeace

    Former Attorney General Christian Porter has discontinued his defamation litigation against the ABC. And power company AGL is taking Greenpeace to court arguing breach of trademark and copyright. AGL says the activist group should not have used its trademark in a series of parody advertisements that highlights its CO2 emissions.

  • Posted on 01 Jun 2021

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    Victoria's Yoo-rrook Justice Commission and new research on Magistrate stress levels

    We speak to the Chair and one of other the four commissioners who will preside over Victoria's ground breaking Yoo-rrook or Justice Commission. And new research has found that local court magistrates are the state-based judicial officers who suffer most from work-related stress.

  • Posted on 25 May 2021

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    Improving the justice system for sexual assault survivors

    Many victim survivors of sexual assault say they found giving evidence at trial a harrowing and re-traumatising experience. The Victorian Law Reform Commission is currently conducting an inquiry into ways to improve the responses of the justice system to sexual offences.  

  • Posted on 18 May 2021

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    Federal Court rejects challenge to India travel ban. And rugby's no fault standdown rule [Updated audio]

    The Federal Court dismissed a challenge to the Morrison government's ban on Australian citizens returning from India. Justice Thawley ruled that the government was acting within its powers under the Biosecurity Act 2015. And should professional sports people be able to continue playing when facing serious criminal charges?

  • Posted on 11 May 2021

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