Ep 35: Ohai 2017, Executive Orders, Uber blockade, Bail Act review, Rapid-fire questions without notice

David and Ron return for 2017, and not a moment too soon! The United States has a new president, and Donald J Trump has wasted no time issuing Executive Orders which remove coal-mining waste protection, re-jig the National Security Council and ban immigration from some countries. The extraordinary power to issue an Executive Order is vested in the office of President of the United States, but is it something that could ever happen in Australia?

The massacre in Bourke Street Mall in January saw six people lose their lives and at least thirty others injured. A 26-year-old man has been charged with multiple counts of murder and has been remanded in custody. Ron and David discuss Victoria’s bail laws, and the roles played by Bail Justices and magistrates.

We also have “questions without notice” for Ron and David: what is Habeus Corpus? What is a filibuster? What exactly is an infringement notice? And what does it mean to be ‘under arrest’?

All this and more in the latest instalment of Prima Facie.

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