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8 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
# 58 – Self Driving Cars: Who’s liable when they crash?
The roads of the future will inevitably be lined with autonomous vehicles, leaving the decision-making to artificial intelligence rather than humans. Law Graduates Jack Cale and Tennille Chester discuss the innovative laws that will form in response to this eventuality, and see what is in store as we begin to adapt to these new technologies.
6 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
# 57 - Roe v Wade Overturned: What does it mean?
The U.S. Supreme Court officially reversed Roe v Wade in June 2022, a largely controversial political and societal decision. Law Graduates Catherine McCorriston, Kelly Williams, and Darcie Hill discuss how this was able to occur, and the far-reaching implications this decision has.
28 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
# 56 - Depp v Heard: Defamation and a global audience
The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was a polarising event, with domestic violence and toxicity in relationships at the forefront of proceedings. In this Trial By Podcast, Law Graduates Kaitlyn Oliver, Maddy Cron, Ella Trevena, Georgina Le Sueur, and Lawyer Shay Sorefan take a comprehensive look into the background of the case, the arguments of both sides, and the eventual outcome.
10 minutes | May 24, 2022
# 55 - Impawfections: What reforms are underway for dog breeding?
If you’re a dog lover, there aren’t too many things better than a cute puppy. Characteristics such as wrinkles, tiny heads, or flat noses are always aww-worthy, but selective breeding for ‘cute’ purposes has been proven to lead to genetic disorders in dogs. In this Trial By Podcast episode, Law Graduates Kaitlyn Oliver and Ella Trevena dive into the world-first law changes in Norway around dog-breeding, and what reforms are in consideration here in Australia. #mccabes #auslaw #law #legalpodcast #graduateprogram #lawgrads #graduatelawyer #pets #dogs #puppies #norway #dogbreeding
19 minutes | May 4, 2022
# 54 - Taxation on Cryptocurrency
The trade of crypto assets has soared in popularity with around 3.4% of the Australian population owning some form of cryptocurrency. The question we have is, what happens at tax time after you make a profit from crypto? In this Trial By Podcast episode, Lawyer Shay Sorefan and Law Graduate Georgina Le Sueur examine the current laws around taxation on cryptocurrency in this new and dynamic space. #cryptocurrency #taxation #assets #crypto #podcast #legalpodcast #lawyers #lawgrads #mccabes
8 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
# 53 - Can gun manufacturers be held liable for mass shootings?
Gun manufacturer Remington has settled with the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Remington's marketing was found for be aimed towards young men, which is said to have contributed to tragic event that occurred. Law Graduates Samantha Jack and Kelly Williams explore the tough, controversial issue of gun law, and whether this case sets a precedent for who is liable and responsible for future events like this. #mccabes #auslaw #law #legalpodcast #graduateprogram #lawgrads #graduatelawyer #gunlaws #usa #massshooting
13 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
# 52 - Vaccine Policy
Law Graduate Jacqueline White discusses the implications of vaccine policy for employers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
7 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
# 51 - What is ICAC and why is everyone talking about it?
In case you somehow missed it, Gladys Berejiklian resigned from her position as NSW Premier in September after ICAC announced that they were investigating whether she breached the public trust. In this Trial By Podcast episode, Graduate Lawyers William Wade and Emma Jagot unpack what ICAC is, and take a deep dive into why everyone is talking about it.
7 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
# 50 - Halloween Special: Haunted Houses
In this episode of the Trial By Podcast, law graduates Emma Jagot and Jacqueline White discuss the laws in place to help homebuyers avoid buying property with a spooky past.
11 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
#49 - Hey Alexa: Are our AI smart assistants recording us?
Whether it’s Alexa, Google Home or Siri, most of us probably use at least one of these. But a heated topic of debate continues to surround these devices: are they listening to us and recording our conversations? In this next episode of Trial By Podcast, Graduate Lawyers Monique Messenger and William Wade answer three of our biggest questions: - Are they recording my conversations? - Where is that information stored? - What is being done with that data?
8 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
# 48 - Fairfax Media Publications v Voller: Media companies liable for comments on Facebook posts
The High Court confirmed on 8 September 2021 that media companies are responsible for the disparaging comments made on their Facebook posts, and can even be sued for these comments. Law Graduates Jacqueline White and William Wade discuss the case of Fairfax Media Publications v Voller, and some of the potential consequences of the decision made by the High Court.
10 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
# 47 - 5 unusual legal cases that actually happened in Australia
From citizen's arrests by anti-Uber activists, to a Sydneysider implanting the chip from an Opal travel card into his hand, we have seen some unique legal cases pop up over the years. In this episode of Trial By Podcast, Law Graduates Emma Jagot and Monique Messenger count down their top five most unusual legal cases in Australia.
8 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
# 46 - How do the Australian Miscarriage Law Reforms compare internationally?
In today's episode, Law Graduates Monique Messenger and William Wade will be discussing an area of law reform which has been received well in the headlines: the NSW miscarriage law reform and federal reform to the Fair Work Act. But, they will also be broadening this conversation to look at how Australia compares internationally when it comes to parental leave policies, like with New Zealand, Taiwan and India. If you have any questions about this topic, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us through our website, or on Instagram, @TrialByPodcast.
7 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
# 45 - Transgender athletes and the law
New Zealander Laurel Hubbard became one of the first openly transgenders athletes to compete in an Olympic Games this year. However, her participation was heavily criticised as she was competing in the over 87-kilogram weightlifting event. Some critics deemed this to be unfair as she was born biologically male. Where does the law lie for female transgender athletes? Law Graduates Emma Jagot and Jacqueline White discuss the guidelines for female transgender athletes competing in the Olympics, and the rules with other sports bodies.
7 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
# 44 - Battery on the footy pitch: Consent to injury in sports
Why is it that sports players involved in serious acts of violence during a game are rarely criminally prosecuted, and are often only put on report or suspended by the relevant sporting body? Law Graduates Emma Jagot and William Wade discuss this and relevant case law in this episode of Trial By Podcast.
16 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
#43 - Consent Law Reform in New South Wales
In this episode of Trial By Podcast, Law Graduates Monique Messenger and Jacqueline White will be looking at the changes to consent laws in New South Wales. Please note sexual assault is discussed in this episode, which may be distressing for some listeners. If you would like to skip to the segment focussing on the changes to consent laws, please go to 9 minutes 30 seconds. Helplines: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) NSW Rape Crisis (1800 424 017) Sexual Assault Counselling Australia (1800 211 028)
7 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
# 42 - Climate change and class actions: Environmental advocacy in Australian courts
At the end of last month, a defining moment occurred in Australian litigation: a group of teenagers sued the Australian environment minister. Why? They alleged that he had failed to protect young people from the climate change impacts of a coal mine project. In fact, climate litigation in Australian courts has been steadily increasing in the last few years. Law graduates Emma Jagot and William Wade discuss: - The outcome of this case - Another prominent climate case brought against a superannuation company - What both matters mean for environmental advocacy www.mccabecurwood.com.au/trial-by-podcast Instagram: @TrialByPodcast
13 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
# 41 - Debate: Should judges have a mandatory retirement age?
In Australia, judges have a mandatory retirement age of between 70 and 75. But decades on from when this law was introduced, is it time to make it a thing of the past? In this episode, law graduates Jacqueline White and William Wade debate both sides of the argument: that the mandatory retirement age should exist, and that the mandatory retirement age should be dropped. After listening to both sides, what's your stance?
7 minutes | May 27, 2021
# 40 - So you want to sue Google: Internet search engines and defamation
Have you ever searched your name online? Were you happy with the results that appeared? In today's episode, lawyer Elise Newling and law graduate Emma Jagot discuss two legal cases in which Google was sued for defamation. They also discuss the steps you can take if defamatory material is published about you online.
11 minutes | May 12, 2021
#39 - #FreeBritney and conservatorship
The #FreeBritney movement, and Britney Spears' conservatorship, has had a lot of media attention in recent years. But why is Britney under conservatorship? And do we have a similar arrangement here in Australia? Hosted by Stephanie Andrew, a lawyer in McCabe Curwood's Litigation and Dispute Resolution group, and law graduate Monique Messenger.
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