Episode 10: Bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
November 23rd, 2018
It's just before midnight on 10 July 1985. The Port of Auckland, New Zealand. The Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace anti-nuclear protest ship, is sitting …
Episode 9: Treachery and Treason
November 2nd, 2018
A series of factory fires in Sydney in 1916 leads to a full-blown treason trial. The case of the ‘IWW Twelve’ sees a dozen local members of a radical …
Episode 8: Death at Sea
October 19th, 2018
It’s the night of 2 August 1926. Five nautical miles off the coast of Lesbos.
A French ship, the SS Lotus, is cruising towards its destination of Constantinople. The ship’s first officer is keeping watch, but he …
Episode 7: Why the world's wealthiest baby shouldn't be a company director
September 5th, 2018
In 1886 a sensational banking scandal hit the headlines in Great Britain. It involved the world's richest man, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, the 3rd …
Episode 6: Is S+M sex illegal?
August 24th, 2018
If you engage in consensual sadomasochistic sex could you actually be found guilty of assault? The case of R v Brown is one of the most hotly debated …
Episode 5: Assault on the sports field
August 10th, 2018
A violent on-field incident in the Australian Football League (AFL) has led to calls for police to bring criminal charges against one of the league's …
Welcome to Season 2 of Just Cases
August 9th, 2018
After a lengthy hiatus, Just Cases is back!
Delivered every fortnight, Season 2 explores some of the weirdest court cases the experts are able to dig up, all for your listening pleasure.
Can athletes be charged with …
BONUS EPISODE: How can safe injecting rooms be legal?
October 30th, 2017
The Victorian State Government has announced it will set up a safe injecting room, located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond. It's a first for the state, and only the second in Australia. A safe injecting room …
Episode 4: They don't teach you this at law school
October 30th, 2017
June 1996. Late at night, two young men cross paths on a Sydney street. When the sun rises the following morning, one of them will be found dead. …
Episode 3: How you can be detained for life without trial
September 25th, 2017
The story of Ahmed Al-Kateb has far-reaching consequences for individual liberty. Mr Al-Kateb wanted to go home to Palestine, but the High Court …
Episode 2: Help! I crashed my Uber
September 11th, 2017
In the gig economy our cars, spare rooms and spare time have become handy money-earners. But sometimes things don't go as planned. If you're an Uber driver or Deliveroo cyclist and you injure someone else on the job, …
BONUS EPISODE: Chief Justice, is the same-sex marriage postal vote doomed?
September 1st, 2017
What's the High Court challenge to the marriage equality postal vote all about?
In this *BONUS EPISODE* Robert French, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, drops by to explore two very similar cases he …
Episode 1: A dagger at the heart of society
August 29th, 2017
In the middle of WW1, the Australian government launches a stinging attack on an international 'extremist' network of German sympathisers. When a …
Welcome to Just Cases
August 28th, 2017
This new podcast from Monash Law School takes you behind the judgments and tells the backstory to some of the biggest legal cases that impact on our …