Bourke St tragedy bail laws face reform

Liberty Victoria's Sam Norton said the state got the balance wrong on bail laws after Bourke Street, allowing for repeat offenders to be held on remand for low-level crimes such as shoplifting under the reverse onus test.
"Engaging in law reform in response to utterly appalling acts of an individual is a dangerous business," he told AAP.
"Bad cases make bad law."


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Central Western Daily via AAP
Tara Cosoleto and Callum Godde