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The Bail Act 2022

You and the Law | November 26, 2022
Work is advancing on the Bail Act 2022, which will repeal and replace the existing Act of 2000 and reform the overall bail framework in the criminal justice system. The right to bail is a constitutionally guaranteed right, that is closely related to the right to freedom of movement and the right to liberty.
Presenter: Jermi-Lee Nelson
Producer: Jermi-Lee Nelson
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