Cuts to Legal Funding are Myopic and Unjust

This last year has seen rampant cuts to legal aid – funding to Legal Aid, the Aboriginal Legal Service and community legal centres being reduced by millions of dollars. Legal Aid won’t fund long or costly trials Legal Aid will not be funding expensive or lengthy criminal trials that are listed from April 2015. This Read more about Cuts to Legal Funding are Myopic and Unjust[…]

Bail Amendment Act Commences

Legislative changes to the NSW Bail Act have commenced today through the enactment of the Bail Amendment Act 2014. Show Cause – Burden of Proof placed on accused The Act places an onus on the accused to positively show cause as to why their detention is not justified, effectively creating a general presumption against bail Read more about Bail Amendment Act Commences[…]