The Bail Amendment (Stage One) Bill 2017 amends the Bail Act 1977 to set out that anyone charged with murder, treason, aggravated home invasion, aggravated carjacking, serious drug offences, certain terrorism offences (or attempts at terrorist offences), will be detained in prison until trial unless exceptional circumstances exist.
The Justice Legislation Amendment (Protective Services Officers and Other Matters) Bill 2017 provides PSOs with a range of police powers including:
Several bail applications and a case of criminal procedures involving a young person have addressed the need to ensure that processes are age-appropriate and focus on human rights issues affecting young accused people.
The decision of Matsoukatidou v Yarra Ranges Council [2017] VSC 61 has provided valuable confirmation about how courts are required to apply the Charter.
In Certain Children v Minister for Families and Children (No.2) [2017] VSC 251 (Youth Prison Transfer Appeal No. 2), Justice John Dixon found that the two Orders in Council, gazetted on 29 December 2016, were unlawful under section 38 of the Charter and that the two transfer decisions made in…
The Corrections Amendment (Parole) Bill 2016 introduced a second permanent override by inserting an amendment in the Corrections Act 1986 to provide for the ongoing incarceration of a prisoner, Dr Craig Minogue.
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