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)

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