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Damien Carrick

Damien is fascinated by the inner workings of our legal system and by how individuals grapple with its complexities as they strive to achieve 'justice'.
Damien, a qualified lawyer, joined the ABC in 1996 as the producer of RN's Law Report. For most of 2000 he worked as a reporter in ABC Radio Current Affairs before becoming presenter of the Law Reportin January 2001.
He has also worked as a legal writer for the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission and written for Australian Lawyermagazine. Before his career in the media, Damien worked as a solicitor in various glass towers in Melbourne's CBD and was a long-time volunteer solicitor at his local community legal centre in St Kilda.
Damien has a law/economics degree from Monash University and a post-graduate diploma in journalism from RMIT.


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13 Jun 2017

While women still only make up a small percentage of the overall prison population, their rate of imprisonment is rocketing.

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) showed a 42% increase of imprisonment rates over the last ten years for women, compared to a 24% increase for men...

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12 Apr 2016

The Coronial inquest into the death of Ms Dhu, a Yamatji woman from Western Australia is in its final stages.

In 2014, the 22 year old was pronounced dead at the Hedland Health Campus, 45 hours after being taken into police custody for unpaid fines.

She is one of an increasing...

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01 Mar 2016

Australians are referendum reluctant. Only eight out of forty-four constitutional referendums have succeeded.

In Switzerland the population votes four times year, on about ten different direct democracy initiatives.

New Zealand referenda are not as regular but this week our kiwi...

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10 Feb 2015

One in four Australians are born overseas and over a third have English as their second language.

Interpreters are crucial in our justice system.

Their jobs include interpreting interviews with police suspects, sometimes they attend court and may even accompany police on drug raids...

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30 Sep 2014

The Federal Government's draft Harper Competition Review calls for a root and branch rethink of the way we regulate commerce, including old established industries that are being revolutionised by on-line and smart-phone technology.

Around the world companies like Uber and Airbnb are...

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20 May 2014

In this special feature The Law Reporttravels to the Kimberley region in northwest West Australia to visit a unique prison.

Opened in late 2012, the West Kimberley Regional Prison is specifically designed to house indigenous offenders.

It's a very different place...

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25 Feb 2014

Do we need tighter regulation on the web, especially when it involves children? The Federal government proposes the appointment of a Child E-Safety Commissioner and new bullying offences.

Total running time: 29:00

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29 Oct 2013

Those living in regional centres can often face real challenges in seeking legal assistance to escape abusive marriages or to simply take out apprehended violence orders against dangerous partners. Now a pilot scheme is using internet-based video technology to provide much needed legal...

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02 Sep 2013

This week Michaela Banerji, a Canberra civil servant who wrote critical tweets about Australia's asylum seeker policy, lodged an appeal with the Federal Court after losing her right to post her private opinions under an anonymous name. Her dispute is likely to become a test case for every civil...

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25 Oct 2010

A new report by The Grattan Institute titled Cities: who decides? looks closely at eight successful OS cities and asks - is there something in the way they make decisions - that has impacted on their success?

Jane-Frances Kelly, author of the report and

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