Bail Act Review: Report
Tabled in Parliament on 10 October 2007, the Commission’s final report made 157 recommendations aimed at ensuring the Bail Act functions simply, clearly and fairly. Major recommendations included:
- the Bail Act be rewritten in plain English
- removing the requirement in relation to some offences that a person must convince the court that they should get bail and making the sole test for bail whether the person poses an unacceptable risk to the community
- a requirement that bail conditions be no more onerous than necessary and reasonable and are realistic taking into account the circumstances of the individual
- greater consideration of the victims of crime.
Download Review of the Bail Act Report (pdf)