Bail Act

Bail Bill passed: ToP CoP: I in­tend to act

Time for ac­tion now.

 

This was the sig­nal from Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith yes­ter­day fol­low­ing Wednes­day’s pas­sage of the con­tro­ver­sial Bail (Amend­ment) Bill in Par­lia­ment.

UNC opens door on bail bill

Drop­ping the “net” on crim­i­nals by re­strict­ing bail ac­cess.

That’s what Gov­ern­ment hopes to achieve with to­mor­row’s de­bate on the Bail (Amend­ment) bill for which Par­lia­ment has been re­called fol­low­ing the re­cent crime cri­sis.

Gov't will need Opposition support for major changes to Bail Act

The government has announced plans to amend the Bail Act to make it harder for offenders of firearm and other serious crimes to access bail.

The sweeping legislation would require the support of the Opposition as it will need a special majority of the Parliament.

The legislation will include:

* 1st offence with a firearm, no bail for up to 120 days

For those who are already on bail, and commits a crime, the legislation will seek to ensure that NO BAIL is given.

The following are the categories of crime outlined by the minister.