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 31 - Uber, Car Jacking, Plebiscites, Racial Discrimination and Court Reporters Making the News
Politics aplenty in this instalment of Prima Facie.
The Victorian government says it will legalise ride-sharing services like Uber, but taxpayers and consumer advocates are upset over a proposed levy to reimburse existing taxi licence-holders. Predictably, David has an opinion he’d like to share.
“Car jacking” is common parlance for what, in criminal terms, would be Robbery or Armed Robbery, combined with Theft of Motor Car. Victorian Premier Mr Daniel Andrews says that “car jacking” needs to be a discrete offence after a reported increase in such crime over recent months. Ron doesn’t agree.
There’s been fiery debate in Federal parliament over the last few days as Prime Minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull has accused the Opposition Leader’s stance on legalising same-sex marriage as being “demeaning to voters”. We take another look at the proposed plebiscite, where it sits legally and politically, and what it means for Australians.
In other news from Canberra, proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act would no longer make it unlawful to do anything that is reasonably likely to “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” someone because of their race or ethnicity. David argues that politicians are already insured by parliamentary privilege, any change to Section 18C would be a step backwards.
All this and more in Episode 31 of Prima Facie.