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NSW Police Watchdog to Review Lawfulness of Bail Compliance Checks

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After a person is arrested and charged with a criminal offence in New South Wales, police will decide whether the defendant will be released on bail from the police station, or remanded in custody to face a bail application in...

NSW Government’s Youth Incarceration Drive Lacks Vision or “Any Deep Sense of Justice”

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“No one wants to be in the situation where we are locking up young people,” NSW premier Chris Minns told Sunrise on 18 March 2024, just days after his government’s new tough-on-youth-crime laws were introduced into state parliament, and the...

Bail Applications in NSW: Showing Cause and the Unacceptable Risk Test

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Much has been made recently by the mainstream media about the supposed ease by which those facing allegations of domestic violence offences are granted bail and released into the community. But the fact of the matter is that New South...

What Happens If I Breach Bail in New South Wales?

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A Sydney real estate agent was sent to the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre, also known as the MRRC or Silverwater Prison, in March 2023, after being caught drinking alcohol in breach of his bail conditions, which related to having attacked...

How to Deposit Bail Money in New South Wales

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The Australian Federal Police arrested Ahmed Talib in Victoria in March 2021, and he was subsequently extradited to Queensland. The then 31-year-old was charged with assisting a foreign fighter arrange to travel to Syria to join a terrorist group. After close...

What is a Criminal Justice Visa in Australia?

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A criminal justice visa allows a person who is not an Australian citizen or a valid visa holder and is accused of a crime or otherwise required for the criminal justice process to remain or arrive in the country while...

Supreme Court Bail Applications in New South Wales

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A Supreme Court bail application will normally be made after bail has been refused by a police offer after the arrest and charge process, and thereafter by a magistrate in the Local Court, or layer by a judge in the...

Is Being of ‘Good Behaviour’ an Implied Condition of Bail in NSW?

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Good behaviour bonds ordered by courts for those who plead guilty to, or are found guilty of, criminal offences in New South Wales will always require that the defendant be of “good behaviour”; in other words, not commit further crimes...

What Will a Court Consider When Determining Bail in NSW?

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The man accused of causing the deaths of several passengers after the bus he was driving overturned in the Hunter Valley last Sunday night has been granted strict conditional bail. 58-year old Brett Button from Maitland in the Hunter Region...

Should Jarryd Hayne Be Behind Bars?

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Jarryd Hayne is back in custody following the unsuccessful challenge to the prosecution’s application to have him held in custody until his sentencing hearing next month. The New South Wales Supreme Court yesteeday found no grounds for the former NRL...
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