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BAIL ACT


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY MATTERS

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Interpretation  
   3A.     Serious sexual offences  
   4.      Application of Act  
   5.      Savings and transitional  
   5A.     Application of Criminal Code  

   PART 2--GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO BAIL

           Division 1--Bail Generally

   6.      Grant of bail for certain periods  
   7.      Rights following grant of bail  

           Division 1A--Presumption against bail for certain offences

   7A.     Presumption against bail for certain offences  

           Division 2--Presumption in favour of bail

   8.      Presumption in favour of bail for certain offences  

           Division 3--Dispensing with bail

   9.      Dispensing with bail  
   10.     Effect of dispensing with bail  
   11.     Decision to dispense with bail  

           Division 4--Miscellaneous provisions

   12.     Bail may be granted where no entitlement  
   13.     Power to refuse bail  
   14.     Grant of bail when not in custody  
   15.     Extension of meaning of adjournment in section 6  

   PART 3--POLICE BAIL

   16.     Authority for police to grant bail  
   17.     Bail in respect of several offences  
   18.     Bail register  

   PART 4--COURT BAIL

   19.     General provisions as to court bail  
   20.     Power of Local Court to grant bail  
   21.     Limitations on power of Local Court  
   22.     Limitation on length of adjournments where bail refused  
   23.     Power of Supreme Court to grant bail  
   23A.    Limitation on power to grant bail  

   PART 5--PROVISIONS APPLYING TO BOTH POLICE AND COURT BAIL

           Division 1--Criteria to be considered in bail applications

   24.     Criteria to be considered in bail applications  

           Division 2--Bail undertakings

   25.     Bail undertakings  
   26.     Persons to whom bail undertaking may be given  

           Division 3--Bail conditions

   27.     Conditions of bail  
   27A.    Conduct agreements  
   27B.    Monitoring compliance with certain conduct agreements  
   28.     Imposition of bail conditions  
   29.     Entry into agreement  
   30.     Provisions relating to money or security  
   31.     Discharge of liability of persons other than accused  

           Division 4--Continuation of bail

   32.     Continuation of bail  

   PART 6--REVIEW OF BAIL DECISIONS

           Division 1--Police bail

   33.     Review  

           Division 2--Court bail

   34.     Review by Court of bail decision made by Court  
   35.     Review by Supreme Court  
   36.     Provisions relating to review of bail decisions  
   36A.    Immediate review and stay of decision to grant bail  
   37.     Right of accused to apply for bail  

   PART 7--NON-COMPLIANCE WITH UNDERTAKING OR CONDITIONS

   37A.    Definitions  
   37B.    Offence to breach bail  
   37C.    Hearing procedures for bail offence – general  
   37D.    Hearing procedures for bail offenceSupreme Court  
   38.     Arrest for absconding or breach of condition  
   39.     Failure to appear  
   40.     Enforcement of bail undertakings etc.  
   41.     Suspension or mitigation of forfeiture  

   PART 8--MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

   42.     Notices  
   43.     Writ of habeas corpus  
   44.     Misleading information in acknowledgement s  
   45.     Indemnification of acceptable person  
   46.     Civil standard of proof for certain purposes  
   47.     Evidence  
   48.     Surety to have no right of arrest  
   49.     Abolition of common law right to grant bail  
   50.     Contempt  
   51.     Provisions as to warrants or summonses  
   52.     Contravention of Act by authorised member  
   52A.    Representative of mentally impaired or unfit person may enter into bail undertaking on behalf of person  
   52B.    Approval of police monitoring device  
   53.     Regulations  

   PART 9--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS

           Division 1--Bail Amendment (Repeat Offenders) Act 2005

   54.     Application of sections 7A, 8 and 36A to pre-commencement offences  

           Division 2--Bail Amendment Act 2015

   55.     Definitions  
   56.     Application of amendments to sections 7A, 8 and 24  
   57.     Application of amendment to section 38  
   58.     Offence provisions – before and after commencement  

           Division 3--Bail Amendment Act (No. 2) 2015

   59.     Definitions  
   60.     Application of section 27A  
   61.     Application of section 38  

           Division 4--Bail Amendment Act 2017

   62.     Definitions  
   63.     Application of section 27A  
           ENDNOTES


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