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Presumption against bail for a person who poses a terrorism threat – September 2018

From 1 October 2018, it is harder for the accused person to get bail if they have a terrorism record or a court considers they pose a terrorism risk.

Published:
Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 12:00 am

From 1 October 2018, it is harder for the accused person to get bail if they have a terrorism record or a court considers they pose a terrorism risk. If this applies to a person, the exceptional circumstances test will apply to their bail application if they are accused of a Schedule 1 or 2 offence. If the offence is not a schedule 1 or 2 offence, they will need to show that there is a compelling reason for granting bail.

See Show compelling reason and Bail only in exceptional circumstances.

Updated