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ICJ Victoria Endorses the Australian Bar Association’s Call for the Northern Territory Government to Reconsider Amendments to Bail Application Legislation

ICJ Victoria endorses the statement released on 26 May 2016 by the Australian Bar Association, calling for the Northern Territory Government to reconsider reforming the bail application legislation.

The upcoming reforms propose to remove the presumption of bail for alleged youth offenders for repeat property offences.

Australian Bar Association Media Release

The proposed reforms have also been criticised by National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal ServicesAustralian Lawyers for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency.

For further information into the proposed reforms, see:
ABC Online
The Guardian
Lawyers Weekly

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Australian Bar Association
National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights