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the_law_report_intro.jpgPresented by Damien Carrick, the Law Report on ABC Radio National focuses on breaking legal stories across Australia and overseas, analysing law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and examining legal culture. The following is a summary of recent programs with a link to audio and transcripts.

New light cast on media blackouts

23 July 2013

Suppression orders restrict how the media can report what goes on in a court case. Some of these orders put a blanket ban on any media coverage of a particular case.

There's a tough balance to be struck. On the one hand, the job of our courts is to conduct fair trials. On the other, the job of our media is to inform the public about matters of public importance.

New research reveals, for the first time, some concrete and quite surprising trends in how our courts administer the media gag.

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Dark side of the vroom

16 July

Taxi drivers are increasingly at the mercy not only of violent or disruptive passengers, but their own employers.

A very busy legal service in inner Melbourne sees a great number of these drivers coming through the doors.

Those who run the service describe the working conditions of cab drivers as 'Dickensian'.

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Medical interns face interstate shut-out

16 July 2013

Doctors are highly skilled, highly respected and highly paid.

However, the way medical graduates find their way into the medical profession is not without controversy.

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Justice tweeted is justice done

9 July 2013

Whether it's tweet-happy judges or YouTube-wielding family law litigants, social media is dramatically reshaping our court system.

Two judges speak candidly about the many challenges that social media poses to our courts and the unprecedented opportunity it offers for a more transparent legal system.

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