Bail

Children Walking Towards Prison as One of the Factors That Prompted New Bail Legislation

Understanding the New Victorian Bail Legislation: Children

The article Understanding the New Victorian Bail Legislation: Children is written by Una Ebsworth and Cassandra Knight-Grull of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Una has been an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist since 2014 and is a Partner at Doogue +...

Parliament That Passed the New Bail Legislation

Understanding the New Victorian Bail Legislation: Adults and First Nations People

The article Understanding the New Victorian Bail Legislation: Adults and First Nations People is written by Sophie Parsons and Maya George of Doogue + George Defence Lawyers. Sophie is a Partner, In-House Counsel, and an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist at...

Women on Remand – Bail Laws, Gender and Achieving Fair Outcomes

Women on Remand – Bail Laws, Gender and Achieving Fair Outcomes The Australian female prison population is growing at a much faster rate than the male prison population, and the proportion of First Nations women in custody is growing even...

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Time for Change: The Legacy of Veronica Nelson

Time for Change: The Legacy of Veronica Nelson It has been 31 years since the final report and recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was published, yet the rates of indigenous incarceration and deaths in custody...

Police Station

Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19

Necessity is the Mother of Invention – Rethinking Bail Reporting Conditions in the Age of COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the day-to-day operation of the justice system. A recent example of this is Victoria Police’s decision to suspend...

COVID-19 and Bail Applications in Victoria

COVID-19 and Bail Applications in Victoria In the current situation, it is vital for anyone that is in remand or arrested, that bail applications are considered, prepared and made. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a considerable impact on prison populations...

Jail

Bail – The new Everest of criminal law

Bail – The new Everest of criminal law Earlier this year, the Victorian government introduced amendments to the Bail Act 1977 (‘the Act’), following the tragic Bourke street incident in January 2017. These amendments have made it more difficult for...

Prison

Presumption against bail

Presumption against bail Increasingly, I am left shaking my head at law and order in Victoria. The similarity to the Trump presidency is frightening in its capacity to strike a blow every few days to what is a good, working...

Prison

Bail or bust

Bail or bust The issue of bail and night court is still running in the media since the tragic events unfolded in  Bourke Street where a number of people were killed. As someone involved in the criminal justice system who...

Building and People

Bourke St, bail and blame

Bourke St, bail and blame Last Friday, a terrible incident occurred in our city and like everyone else who heard and saw it all unfold, it is hard to be unmoved by the tragic event. As often is the case...