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Neighbourhood tree disputes and the law Feb. 20, 2018
Disputes between neighbours over trees are as common as they are personal, and can get so bad that some property owners sell up to avoid conflict.
Damning report on treatment of prisoners with disabilities; The 'slayer rule' and elder abuse Feb. 13, 2018
Human Rights Watch reports that prisoners with disabilities in Queensland and WA are particularly at risk of neglect and abuse. Also on the program, could an expanded American style 'slayer law', be a way to deter elder abuse?
Federal court declares 'Dr Droop' bankrupt; Jewish divorce, the complicated nexus between religious and secular law Feb. 6, 2018
After mulitiple run ins with regulators, the man behind the 'bonk longer' billboards has been declared bankrupt. And Gett recalcitrance, that's when a Jewish marriage falls apart and one spouse refuses to grant a religious divorce.
It's the second largest defamation damages payout in Australia. Why did the WA Supreme Court award Lloyd Rayney $2.6 million? Also, 'open disclosure', an alternative to costly and stressful medical malpractice lawsuits.
Australia and early settler law Jan. 23, 2018
From the capital offence of stealing food to property rights and cases involving swine, an insight into how the First Fleeters managed to create what is now considered 'the land of the fair go'.
Australia's first school lawyer Jan. 16, 2018
Meet the first in-house school lawyer in Australia. Vincent Shin provides legal advice to students and their families who attend a Victorian school.
Health Justice Partnerships Jan. 9, 2018
Health Justice Partnerships provide legal help to hospital patients. We look at the collaboration between three major hospitals and Inner Melbourne Community Legal.
South Australia's Gambling Court Jan. 2, 2018
A visit to the first court in Australia to deal with criminal offenders with a gambling addiction.
A civics education Dec. 26, 2017
A tour of Canberra exploring Australian democracy with St Kilda Primary School grade six students.
Restorative Justice Dec. 19, 2017
Only a small percentage of sexual assaults are reported to police and only a small percentage lead to a conviction. The South East Centre Against Sexual Assault is addressing the needs of survivors in a different way.
Questions over Commonwealth Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional sexual abuse Dec. 12, 2017
There are concerns that the Commonwealth Redress Scheme, one of the key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, will never get off the ground.
US Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop case, Australia's Family Court rules on children seeking gender reassignment and celebraties and defamation law Dec. 5, 2017
In this program, the US Supreme Court hears arguments for and against a baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. Also, The Family Court rules that Transgender children no longer need a judge's for permission to have irreversible medica
Sentencing models in the UK and Australia Nov. 28, 2017
Sentencing is a complex and controversial area, where there are constant debates over how best to ensure transparency and consistancy. What models best help judges make informed decisions?
Australia's prescription opioid crisis Nov. 21, 2017
Overdose deaths from prescription pharmaceuticals now outstrip overdose deaths from heroin. But just who is getting addicted to prescription opioids — and what can be done?
HCA rules on prenup and US Opioid crisis Nov. 14, 2017
The High Court of Australia unanimously agreed that a pre-nup signed between a Gold Coast Property developer and his fiancee was not fair or reasonable. And in 2016, 60,000 American deaths are linked to opoids. What are the regulations and policies to tac
Hear first hand experiences from former prisoners living with ABI. They are part of a project advocating for people Acquired Brain Injuries, a group who are massively over-represented in the criminal justice system.
What are the consequences of the High Court's decision on the 'Citizenship 7'? And as the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory prepares to hand down its final report, a look at juvenile detention in the
What impact will the High Court's decision to overturn Tasmania's anti-protest laws have on other states who are have or are considering similar laws? And does an unsent text message constitute a valid Will? The Queensland Supreme Court says yes.
Licence to tattoo in NSW. Japan requires tattooists to be doctors.