Magistrates face deluge of cases after Fines Victoria crisis

The state’s courts are also dealing with record numbers of accused offenders being stuck behind bars as years of tightening bail laws continue to bite.

Liberty Victoria vice-president Jamie Gardiner said changes to the Bail Act were a knee-jerk reaction that would be detrimental for community safety.

Source: 
The Age
Author: 
Tammy Mills and Charlotte Grieve