Save Redfern Legal Centre

Cash injections into the legal system are very welcome. The Federal Budget 2015 announced $1.3 billion for courts to improve their services, including refurbishments. There was also the promise of $12 million for community legal services and $11.5 million for Aboriginal legal assistance. We just hope that these funds are going to the right places. Read more about Save Redfern Legal Centre[…]

Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Make Bad Bail Law

Let’s take a moment to review the history of bail law in NSW, so that we can appreciate in full the stupidity of the most recent reforms. In 1978 Attorney-General Frank Walker’s reformed bail law entered into force, doing away with the discriminatory system of “cash bail” and introducing a general presumption in favour of Read more about Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Make Bad Bail Law[…]