A summary of the proposed amendments to the Bail Act 1977 has been added to the Commentary in the Criminal Magistrates’ Court (VIC) Guide.
The cumulative effect of these amendments is a significant overhaul of bail procedure in Victoria. They may or may not achieve their objectives, but regardless the impact is potentially significant.
The commentary will be updated when the legislation commences.
The first stage of these amendments is expected to commence 1 July 2018 with the second stage likely to commence later in the year.