Victorian law

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...

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...

No Body No Parole

Dodgy criminal justice policies – No body no parole

Dodgy Criminal Justice Policies Volume 1- No Body No Parole
In this episode of Doogue + George Presents Dodgy Criminal Justice Policies, we look at the flawed, illogical and ill-conceived no body, no parole legislation that the Victorian government proposes to introduce.

Sentencing Book

Baseline offences – Adding up the difference between median and baseline

Baseline offences – Adding up the difference between median and baseline There has been some struggle to get to the essence of what will happen with baseline offences, since the introduction of the amended Sentencing Amendment (Baseline Sentences) Bill 2014 in...