‘Dangerous, discriminatory’: Legal advocates call for urgent bail reform

In a submission to the Yoorrook Justice Commission, human rights organisation Liberty Victoria noted that in 2020, the rate for Aboriginal adults in custody was about 1837 per 100,000 Victorian Aboriginal adults, while the general adult imprisonment rate for Victorian adults was 135.

Liberty Victoria recommended the removal of reverse onus tests, so all bail decisions are made based on unacceptable risk.

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The Age
Ashleigh McMillan, Carla Jaeger, Nick McKenzie and David Estcourt