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Presumption of innocence takes a hit with Bail Law reforms

Ugly, divisive and uninformed politics has produced the NSW government’s recently announced bail law reforms, which are not founded on evidence, are not supported by key stakeholders and ultimately will not make NSW a safer place. A copy of the report by former Attorney General John Hatzistergos and being used by the Government to justify […]

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Bail Bill 2013 [Legislation Debate]

This speech was delivered on 22 May 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here. BAIL BILL 2013 In Committee Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.36 p.m.]: I move The Greens amendment No. 3 on sheet 2013-046C: No. 3 Page 18. Insert after line 29: 33 Onus of proof In any bail […]

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Bail Bill [Legislation]

This speech was delivered on 22 May 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full contribution online here. BAIL BILL 2013 Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [12.09 p.m.]: On behalf of The Greens I speak to the Bail Bill 2013. I note at the outset that I think it is the view of everyone who […]

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Bail Amendment (Enforcement Conditions) Bill 2012

This speech was delivered on 13th November 2012 in the NSW Upper House. The full debate can be seen online. Below is the Second reading full debate. It can be accessed here and the Third Reading accessed here . Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [3.48 p.m.]: The Greens will not support the Bail Amendment (Enforcement Conditions) Bill […]

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Attorney General stumbles on bail

The Attorney General’s long awaiting reform of the bail laws has failed to deliver, with no commitment to reduce the number of people held on remand and a failure to accept key recommendations of the Law Reform Commission to have a universal presumption in favour of bail and fewer restrictions on bail applications. See the […]

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Law Reform Without The Scare Tactics [New Matilda]

While talkback radio demonises NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith as pinko in disguise, his decision to push ahead with a vital reform of the Bail Act is a step in the right direction, writes Greens MLC David Shoebridge. (This opinion piece by David was originally published on New Matilda on 29 June 2012. View it in […]

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