First Nations/
Aboriginality and bail.

An image of an excerpt from the Uluru Statement from the heart

Thursday 21st March 2024

Seminar | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM


Develop knowledge and confidence in hearing bail applications involving Aboriginal people in this expert-led discussion of imminent legislative changes to the Bail Act 1977 s 3A.

The session will: 

  • explore the expansion of the mandatory considerations in section 3A of the Bail Act
  • equip bail decision makers to identify broader systemic factors that drive inequality and factors that make Aboriginal people particularly vulnerable in custody

These sessions have been designed with input from the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.

Steering Committee:

  • Magistrate Rose Falla
  • Magistrate Donna Bakos
  • Magistrate Jennifer Bowles
  • Magistrate Michelle Hodgson
This event is for magistrates as part of the Magistrates' PD day and registrations via the College will not be necessary.