In July 1980 Australian history was made when a group of blue collar women took on BHP. The women wanted to work alongside the men at the Port Kembla steel works. And so began the nation's longest running anti-discrimination case. The protest was unprecedented. 40 years later, the triumphant women tell their story.
The signature is one of the most fundamental tools used by the law to authenticate or identify a person. But strangely, the law struggles to define what exactly a signature is. I wrote and produced this episode of History Lab that looks at how Australia's legal system has been inconsistent in how it has interpreted signatures of Indigenous people.
Death, money and family are the key elements in any last will and testament. But they make for a killer cocktail that unleashes a special force not present in any other part of the law. I wrote and produced this episode of History Lab that looks at how the law determines your last wishes through some truly unusual cases.