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Sep 7, 2020 • 18m 07s

The doctors, the Scientologists, and the journalist

A federal court has been re-examining controversial psychiatric treatments used in a Sydney hospital in the 1960s. The treatments drew the attention of the Church of Scientology, and led to a Royal Commission. Today, Lane Sainty on what happened at Chelmsford, and the journalist caught in the middle 30 years on.

Aug 11, 2020 • 15m 14s

The young Australians suing for climate action

Two Australians have launched court cases in an attempt to radically overhaul the way our government and big corporations are responding to climate change. Today, lawyer Kieran Pender on the story of climate litigation in Australia and what’s at stake.

Jun 30, 2020 • 15m 02s

Dyson Heydon and the misogyny of the law

As allegations mount against former High Court justice Dyson Heydon, Bri Lee has written about the way misogyny and harassment are embedded in the legal profession.

Jun 26, 2020 • 15m 40s

Politics and Dyson Heydon

The harassment allegations against Dyson Heydon have reminded some in Canberra of the royal commission that traded on his “stainless reputation”.

Jun 22, 2020 • 16m 58s

What George Pell knew...

As the final pages of the royal commission into child sexual abuse have been unredacted, it’s become clear what George Pell knew and when.

Jun 15, 2020 • 15m 46s

Meet Australia’s marijuana terrorist

George Dickson is a cannabis law reformer. After an altercation with police, he was also classed as a high risk terrorist offender.

Feb 24, 2020 • 11m 39s

How billions in government spending could be unlawful

In the past year, the government has directed nearly $5 billion to various schemes using a process lawyers say is likely unconstitutional.

Aug 7, 2019 • 14m31s

Racism and the judge

As a judge’s comments about Aboriginal people cause outrage, lawyers in the Northern Territory wonder why a key body hasn’t made a complaint.

Jun 5, 2019 • 15m22s

A mistake of fact

How “Mistake of Fact” makes drunkenness a legal defence for serious crimes, and the campaign to change that.

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