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The Wigs is a monthly podcast exploring and interrogating contemporary legal issues in and out of the court room. The first and only podcast (so far) featuring practising barristers talking shop. Join Emmanuel Kerkyasharian, Felicity Graham, Stephen Lawrence and Jim Minns as they deep dive into the scenarios and outcomes that make up our legal system.
 
Rekindling Hope is the new show by Sam Crosby, CEO of The McKell Institute, and Chris Bowen, Shadow Health Minister. This is a show for the nerds - from how we can address the challenges of obesity or corruption and who’s front in line for the US Presidency. This is about rebuilding the progressive cause, rebuilding Labor and rebuilding policy. Join us as we rekindle hope.
 
The podcast spreading mateship and chatting geopolitics. Diplomates* is the podcast giving you the definitive answers to the key questions facing Australia and the world. Our guests are the leading foreign policy experts, thinkers and political big wigs from around the world. Each episode is a deep dive into the very latest trends in global affairs. We mine the expertise of our guests and hand it over to you for your listening pleasure. Our 'Chinwags' are hosted by Misha Zelinsky; the Aussie ...
 
Nicole dreams of becoming a successful vlogger, but when her attempts at live streaming unleash a flurry of dark web activity on her computer, not only is her privacy destroyed but her life is at risk.Written and Produced by Jim Minns.
 
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Kicking off Season 3, The Wigs Felicity Graham, Stephen Lawrence and Emmanuel Kerkyasharian (along with Jim Minns) broadcast live from lockdown with an in-depth look into the NSW public health orders that have hastily been put in place. Issues including the right to silence, the right against self-incrimination, policing in the time of COVID and th…
 
Rob Wilcox is the Federal Legal Director at ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’, the leading gun safety movement in the United States. A qualified commercial lawyer, Rob’s life changed forever when his family was tragically touched by gun violence. Misha Zelinsky caught up with Rob for a Chinwag about the US gun violence epidemic, the political polarisation…
 
In this episode, the final for season 2, the wigs tackle the changes the NSW government is proposing to sexual consent laws. These changes - if passed by parliament - will require participants in sexual acts to seek "active consent" before engaging. It is a proposal that has divided the legal community and raises profound questions about the role o…
 
This episode is devoted to a recent damning report delivered to the NSW Parliament by the NSW Law Enforcement Conduct Commission following a complaint by a criminal defence solicitor in regional NSW that he had been targeted, harassed and intimidated by police officers in Strike Force Raptor - when he was simply doing his job, that is representing …
 
In this episode Wig Stephen Lawrence sits down with Barrister Douglas McDonald-Norman to talk about a fascinating figure in Indian legal history, William Broome, the British colonial judge who ‘stayed on’ in 1947 when the new Indian nation was born. Douglas McDonald-Norman practises from Eight Selborne Chambers in Sydney where he has a diverse prac…
 
Luke de Pulford is a global human rights campaigner, particularly in the areas of modern slavery and human rights abuses in China He is a co-founder of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China and the creator of ‘Arise’ an anti-slavery charity. Luke sits as a Commissioner on the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission and advises the World Uygh…
 
Malcolm Turnbull was Australia’s 29th Prime Minister. Before entering Federal Parliament, Malcolm had a distinguished career as a Rhodes Scholar, in law, media, tech, finance and public advocacy. He’s the author of several books, including his autobiography ‘A Bigger Picture’. Misha Zelinsky caught up with Malcolm Turnbull for a chinwag about his f…
 
The Wigs are back together live in the studio for the first time in 2021, kicking off the year with three legal controversies. First up, a look at the phenomenon of de-platforming, where social media companies restrict people's access to their platforms on account of things said in the expression of views and beliefs. Secondly, the wigs analyse a n…
 
In this Xmas special the wigs, with the aid of a bottle or two of French champagne, bring a close to the legal year with a discussion of three interesting legal controversies. Firstly the wigs discuss the "lawyer x" scandal in Victoria. A tale of what happened when a famous criminal defence barrister turned rogue and began secretly working for the …
 
In this episode the wigs are back into some complex black letter law. First up is an examination of the details of a new bill currently before the NSW state parliament which is proposed to give police sweeping new investigative powers in respect of people with drug supply convictions. A legitimate response to a social problem or another incursion i…
 
Professor Rory Medcalf is Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University. A journalist, intelligence agency analyst, diplomat, academic and thinker - Rory is one of the world’s leading experts on geopolitical strategy and his work has contributed to recent Australian government defence policy including the Defence Whit …
 
The Wigs sat down with Geoffrey Robinson QC to talk about international law in the context of a war over Nagorno- Karabakh. Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. is a human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster. He holds dual Australian and British citizenship. He is a founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers in London. He serves as a Maste…
 
In this episode the wigs tackle two topical legal issues. Firstly the controversial failed prosecution of NSW Minister Don Harwin. Secondly the operation of the NSW High Risk Offender scheme, under which people are detained and monitored for being an "unacceptable risk" of further criminal offending. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in…
 
The Wigs sit down with author and fellow barrister Andrew Boe to talk about his new book The Truth Hurts - an unflinching exploration of the fault lines in our criminal justice system by an outsider who found his way in. Stick around for a reading by the author himself at the end of the Wigs’ interview with Andrew. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
The Wigs put prosecutorial fairness under the microscope. First up is a discussion of a new decision of the NSW Supreme Court in Bradley v Senior Constable Chilby, where a defendant in local court proceedings demanded disclosure of details of his accuser's history of violence, drug use and dishonesty in a case where self-defence loomed large. Secon…
 
The Wigs discuss the recent US Supreme Court case of Bostock v Clayton County where a US man was fired for "conduct unbecoming a county employee". Why? He joined a gay softball team. He took the county on and ended up transforming US discrimination law. To add some Australian context the Wigs also interview Assoc Professor Wayne Morgan who talks ab…
 
Sam and Chris are joined by (another) Liz Allen – former White House Deputy Communications Director to Obama to talk shop about what’s happening in the US. They’ll also chat to Will Marshall, president and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute. Who will be the VP candidate? How is Joe Biden tracking? Find out this and more on Rekindling Hope.…
 
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