Shock jock bail laws deliver surging NSW prison population

Shock jock bail laws deliver surging NSW prison population

Media release 18 May 2015 The number of people in NSW jails who have been refused bail rose by almost a quarter (from 2,819 to 3,476) in the six months following the September 2014 “toughening” of the state’s bail laws. This has produced a record number of 11,363...
Abbott and Baird’s knee-jerk bail reform will not work

Abbott and Baird’s knee-jerk bail reform will not work

Abbott and Baird’s plan to further amend bail laws to automatically refuse bail to anyone identified as a terror suspect goes beyond the recommendations in the joint Martin Place siege review, and pre-empts the outcomes of the coronial inquest. Greens MP and Justice...
Presumption of innocence takes a hit with Bail Law reforms

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...