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Former Magistrate On Bail Law Reform
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Publish-date-icon November 30, 2012
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The state government this week announced changes to BAIL LAWS, in an effort to reduce the large numbers of people who are refused bail, while waiting for a trial.

More than a quarter of adult prisoners in NSW have not been convicted.

The Attorney General Greg Smith has put forward a new “case by case” system, designed to ease the burden on prisons and give those charged a fairer deal.

But he declined to follow the recommendations of the Law Reform Commission which suggested a general presumption in favour of bail.

Legal observers say it’s a step in the right direction but may not be enough.

MAX TAYLOR is a retired magistrate and the convenor of the Bail Reform Alliance – and he spoke with 2SER’s Mark Robinson.

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