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.
We are surrounded by mass-produced things, but every production line start with a single object. This episode shines a light on the patternmakers, whose invisible hands are the original creators of much of our stuff. They see a world no-one else can see. So why are they disappearing? And what will we lose when they are gone?
What happens to evidence after a criminal trial? Lindy Chamberlain's legal saga is one of the worst miscarriages of justice in Australian history. This episode retells her story through the criminal evidence that sent her to jail. It is the first episode of season 1 of the podcast series History Lab.