Law Podcast

Law Podcast

Australia

The Law Report delves into all the latest drama and scandal of Australia's legal system, with explanations we can understand. Meanwhile Breakfast and Saturday Extra are ready to pounce on whatever's making courtroom news.

Episodes

President Duterte and the Philippines  

The new Filipino president intends to allow Ferdinand Marcos—whose rule was marked by extraordinary corruption and violence—a burial in the nation’s cemetery of heroes.

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East West Street  

Barrister, international lawyer and author Philippe Sand on how he discovered the story of his own family's murder by the Nazis during World War Two and the subsequent efforts of Jewish legal minds to sow the seeds for human rights law at the Nuremberg trials.

Labor refuses to back Government's retrospective superannuation plans  

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has outlined $8.1 billion worth of budget savings, marking the latest salvo between the Government and Labor over how best to reduce the budget deficit.

Yazidi refugee Nadia Murad suffers enslavement and fears genocide of her people  

Nadia Murad was barely out of high school when jihadist fighters from the self-styled Islamic State swept into her village in northern Iraq, murdered 312 men in one hour, and enslaved most of the women.

Tech Head: NSA dump and the future of home entertainment systems  

David Swan explains what the NSA dump means, and gives RN Drive a summary of the most important tech stories this week.

Canada's approach to sentencing Aboriginal offenders  

Despite a restorative justice approach to sentencing Aboriginal offenders in Canada, incarceration rates continue to rise. Why?

Maori justice  

How connecting with Maori identity is reducing recidivism in juvenile justice.

Accessing rehab programs for indigenous offenders in Australia  

A high rate of recidivism is one of the factors that underpins Australia's poor record on indigenous incarceration. Could one of the reasons be a lack of access to appropriate rehabilitation opportunities?

Cleaning up the Philippines?  

Rodrigo Duterte's tough talk on crime won him the Philippines Presidency but how is the country coping three months later?

The Paper Cat and the Angry Dragon  

China is angry about a ruling by the international arbitration court, against its claims to almost all of the East and South China Seas - but does Australia have a role in resolving the issue?

Prison families  

In sickness, in health and in jail.

Convict tattoos  

The story of Australia's marked men and women.

Cleaning up the Philippines?  

Rodrigo Duterte's tough talk on crime won him the Philippines Presidency but how is the country coping three months later?

Hindsight conference: Liberty and Security  

Reconciling Liberty and Security 15 years after the 9/11 attacks.

Hindsight conference: Liberty and Security  

Reconciling Liberty and Security 15 years after the 9/11 attacks.

Reconciling Liberty and Security  

Has a more balanced management of threats and responses evolved since the September 11th attacks in 2001?

Nauru: Have we reached the moral limits of consequentialism?  

Are we finally being forced to reckon with the true consequences of our consequentialism?

Saltwater - An epic fight for justice in the tropics  

Queensland magistrate Cathy McLennan went to the bar at 22. Now 20 years on, she reflects on her career working in the juvenile justice system - and particularly her involvement in indigenous justice issues.

Europe and refugees  

Australia is wrestling with the fate of 1,700 refugees in processing camps that we run on Nauru and Manus Island. But what of a country like Greece, the gateway to Europe for an estimated 800 thousand refugees in 2015?

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