Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Bill 2017

Liberty Victoria

As previously stated in our submission to the Bail Review and commentary in respect of the Bail Amendment (Stage One) Bill 2017, Liberty Victoria is opposed to the State Government’s proposal to reverse the presumption of bail in a wide number of offences. Liberty Victoria reiterates its previous submissions and concerns in respect of bail reform. In addition, Liberty Victoria is concerned about the new police powers to remand for up to 48 hours being introduced by the Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Bill 2017 before a person is brought before a court. 

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