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Producer. Ferroequinologist. Troubadour.
Producer. Ferroequinologist. Troubadour.

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Latest ep here! Please listen, share and +1!
Hey, Google employees! Ep 38 is now online:

https://soundcloud.com/primafacieau/ep-38-prima-facie

In this ep:

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.
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Our latest ep!
Ep 26 - get it while it's hot!

Listen:

https://soundcloud.com/primafacieau/ep-26-small-time-criminals-drink-driving-interlocks-bail-act-panama-papers-common-law-murder

Have you ever wanted to rob a bank? A group of entrepreneurial artists in Melbourne’s inner-north has set up an “escape room”-style game in a disused bank building. But the project has drawn criticism from victims’ rights advocates who say the venture is in poor taste.

Proposed changes to drink driving legislation would see anyone convicted of exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol having their vehicle fitted with an interlock device. Would the money be better spent in education, instead of penalising those who have already broken the law?

Recent changes to the Bail Act means it’s no longer an offence for children to breach their bail conditions. David and Ron explain what it means to be “on bail”.

The Panama Papers scandal has seen the resignation of a Prime Minister, as well as embarrassed back-pedalling by a number of politicians around the world. What exactly is a shell company, and why would the world’s rich and famous register businesses in a foreign country?

Police television shows that solve crimes are great for network ratings. But why are people so obsessed with murder as a part of pop culture? David and Ron explain the offence of Murder, and how investigations and prosecutions are handled by police and the Victorian justice system.

https://soundcloud.com/primafacieau/ep-26-small-time-criminals-drink-driving-interlocks-bail-act-panama-papers-common-law-murder
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Our latest episode! Enjoy :-)
Episode 25 - here it is:

https://soundcloud.com/primafacieau/ep-25-channel-9-abduction-drama-bike-law-prenups-control-orders-international-student-rights

A serious legal drama is unfolding in Lebanon. Channel 9 reporter Tara Brown and a news crew have been arrested and remanded in custody following an alleged child-stealing incident. What support can Brown and her team expect from the Australian Consulate? Would the alleged crime constitute an offence under Australian law, even if it occurred in another country?

Prenuptial agreements are sometimes undertaken by people entering a relationship. But are they actually worth the paper they’re printed on? David explains Family Law and how these contracts are viewed by the Court.

Last week Ron was critical of an MP and her parliamentary bill which would see the abolition of “drug dogs” in New South Wales. This week, a number of police are in hot water for alleged racist and sexist comments posted to the MP’s Facebook page.

Control Orders can be issued by a court, effectively limiting a person’s physical movements, internet access, freedom of association and a raft of other restrictions, despite the person not being charged with a criminal offence. Such mechanisms have existed for many years in other areas of the law, but David explains why he’s concerned about Control Orders in particular.

Do international students have rights, above and beyond those which apply to Australian citizens? What obligations do international students have once they’ve finished their study?

And David hits-up Ron with a Bicycle Pop Quiz. Do bicycles need to be roadworthy? Can you ride a bike with just one hand on the handlebars? And how about texting while riding?

Listen:

https://soundcloud.com/primafacieau/ep-25-channel-9-abduction-drama-bike-law-prenups-control-orders-international-student-rights
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The latest Prima Facie installment. Enjoy :-)
Ep 24 is alive! Listen:

https://soundcloud.com/primafacieau/ep-24-double-dissolution-mandatory-sentencing-stat-decs-self-representation-drug-dogs

In this episode, Australia is faced with the very real possibility of a double dissolution election this year. What does this actually mean, and how would it be different to a normal election?

Mandatory Sentencing means that judicial officers have no discretion when it comes to assigning penalties. In Western Australia recently a woman was imprisoned for 6 months after she bit a police officer, causing bodily harm, the penalty being imposed pursuant to tough mandatory sentencing laws.  What are some of the real implications of mandatory sentencing?

Chemists and pharmacists are classes of people empowered to witness Statutory Declarations. But does this authority extend to issuing medical certificates?

A saying amongst lawyers is that anyone who represents themselves in court has a fool for a client. David and Ron discuss why courts let people represent themselves, and where and when Legal Aid is available to litigants and defendants.

And an MP in New South Wales has introduced a private members bill into parliament seeking the abolition of drug detector dogs by police.  David and Ron discuss the manner in which parliamentarians should, or shouldn't, prescribe law enforcement methods to police.

Listen now on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/primafacieau/ep-24-double-dissolution-mandatory-sentencing-stat-decs-self-representation-drug-dogs
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