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Radio Atticus 8 September 2011

Has the High Court gone hyperactive with the ruling on the Malaysia solution Police line ups – are they on the way out? And our latest Brush With the Law.

The debate on the High Court ruling ending the Malaysia Solution continues to rage across the country, but on the minds of many lawyers is the question: Has the High Court gone activist?

Interviewer Justin Ellis

  1. Richard Ackland, legal commentator, journalist and publisher of the website Justinian.

You’ve probably all seen it in films and TV shows – victims of crime at a police station trying to identify a suspect out of a row of people or a stack of photographs. Line ups have long been considered a bedrock of police work, and the way they’re done hasn’t really changed for hundreds of years.But that could be about to change.For some time now eyewitness identification researchers have been finding evidence that there are flaws in police lineups which have led to serious miscarriages of justice.But the supreme court in the US state of New Jersey has taken note and issued sweeping new rules to try to combat what it called “a troubling lack of reliability in eyewitness identifications”.

Reporter Sharnie Kim

  1. Professor Neil Brewer, Flinders University School of Psychology Dean
  2. Ralph Bonig, Law Society of South Australia President

Radio Atticus reporter Anthony Jucha sets up a stall in a public space and offers free legal advice to passersby. This week Anthony speaks with two young men who say they are being hassled by the police. Please note Brush with the Law is edited and is provided for general information only.  Every situation is different and this segment is not a substitute for legal advice.  If you need legal advice, you should speak to a lawyer.

Reporter Anthony Jucha

  1. Glebe youths

Radio Atticus 1 September 2011

Where to now for the Labour Government on asylum seekers? Part two of our Behind Mental Health story.

The High Court handed down a damning judgement of the federal government’s Malaysia solution this week, which has left it’s immigration policy in tatters.

So where to now for the government on asylum seekers?

Interviewer Justin Ellis

  1. Alexandra Vaughan, Radio Atticus aslyum seeker and human rights commentator

Tonight the story continues. We find out the consequences of breaching S162 and what the media needs to consider when broadcasting information. S162 is a privacy policy section which protects patient’s rights from possible abuses from the media. No person can identify or name a mental health patient unless the Mental Health Review Tribunal agrees. As it stands today, if a patient wanted to be identified as a forensic mental health patient, without the Tribunal’s consent, they couldn’t. But when someone is a forensic patient, consenting to speak to the media could have adverse effects. Radio Atticus reporter Amarande Chauvet. with this report.

Reporter Amarande Chauvet

  1. Brett Collins: Prisoner’s rights activist
  2. The lawyer representing the case in the Supreme Court

Radio Atticus 24 March

The asylum seeker debate – has anything really changed since the high court ruling in January? And  wastewater analysis: could your excrement be used as evidence against you?

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Radio Atticus: Thursday, 18 November

Anti-bikie laws under attack by the high court, and how you can help the wrongfully convicted

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Radio Atticus: Thursday, 11 November

Is the family court a lawyer’s picnic? What to do about your neighbours’ aesthetic challenges, and the life and times of Australia’s first female high court justice. Read more »