It’s intended to highlight the major parts of the Act that an advocate needs to refer to in Court. I emphasised the division between shall-refuse, show-case and unacceptable-risk categories, and highlighted the provisions that (in my experience) often crop up in bail applications.
Feel free to use it as a guide, but remember to refer to the primary source to ensure accuracy.
The changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary and we’re still yet to see many of the VLRC recommendations for change to the Bail Act. Do any of our readers know what’s happening to the proposals since the change of government?