Prima Facie a podcast about law, order, and legal issues.
About This Show
Prima Facie is a fortnightly law & order podcast, hosted by an actual real life ex Victoria Police officer and an actual real life lawyer.
Both hosts are incredibly witty, handsome, charming and very, very modest, or maybe not but they do know a lot about the law, a lot. Ron was an actual detective in the Victoria Police Force and David wasn't, but has always wanted to be but has to settle with the fact that he is a lawyer admitted to practice in the state of Victoria.
Since we both come from different law "worlds" discussion is often (maybe almost always) fiery, and whatever you do, don't mention Uber...
Most Recent Episode
Ep 38 - Weapons Searches at Moomba, US Missile Strikes Against Syria, ACIC Drug-Test Sewage
Victoria Police conducted over 800 searches for weapons at this year’s Moomba Festival in March. The searches yielded knives, a Taser and a knuckle duster, and police were forced to break up fights and deploy pepper spray on several occasions to keep the peace. Interestingly though, police could conduct searches randomly without needing a reasonable belief that an offence was being committed. How is this possible? David is outraged; Ron says, write to your local MP.
United States President Donald Trump has ordered Tomahawk missile strikes on a Syrian military target, after nerve gas was allegedly deployed on civilians by the Assad government last week. Is this an act of war against a sovereign nation? David and Ron discuss what is, and isn’t, an act of war, and when military force can be used legitimately (if at all) against another country.
A listener asks, how far is too far? The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission is analysing sewage to determine which suburbs have the highest illicit drug use. Like it or not, the ACIC has been testing our waste for methyl-amphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, alcohol, tobacco and other illicit drugs and prescription medications.
And we reveal the answer to Ron’s contentious Road Rules conundrum: who has right of way at an intersection when you’re facing a Stop sign and another car is facing a Give Way sign? It kind of depends on which way you’re turning. Tune-in for a proper explanation.