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22 Feb 2019

Law Report - ABC RN

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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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    Victorian Sentencing Council reports on animal cruelty. The law and ethics around tissue donors for sick siblings

    The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report that shines a light on Victorian animal cruelty offenders and the sentences they receive. And Dr Shih-Ning Then's new book explores the ethics and legal issues around tissue donors for sick siblings.

  • Posted on 19 Feb 2019

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    Employers in Victoria and Queensland jailed over workplace deaths. And NSW court ruling on proposed Rocky Hill coal mine

    Two employers sent to jail for breach of OHS laws. Climate change takes front seat in NSW court.

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2019

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    The final report of the Banking Royal Commission. Also, a Queensland worker gets compensation for injury after a smoko break

    How well has the Banking Royal Commission served the interests of consumers? Also on the program in Queensland the Industrial Court has ruled that a former employee of McDonalds who broke her leg during a break is entitled to Workers Compensation.

  • Posted on 05 Feb 2019

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    How effective is the coronial system?

    When a death is not straight forward, a coronial inquest can play a crucial role in addressing unanswered questions and it can also make recommendations that might prevent future fatalities. But how well does our coronial system serve the needs of grieving families?

  • Posted on 29 Jan 2019

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    Beaming prisoners into courtrooms; the pros and cons of Audio Visual Links

    In recent years there has been an explosion in the use of Audio Visual Links (AVLs) between prisons and courtrooms. This development has been welcomed by many prisoners, but some don't like being 'reduced to a bunch of pixels'.

  • Posted on 22 Jan 2019

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