First Nations/
Aboriginality and bail.

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

Thursday 12th September 2024

Seminar | 4:45 PM-6:00 PM


Develop knowledge and confidence in hearing bail applications involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this expert-led discussion of legislative changes to the Bail Act 1977.

This session will:

  • explore the expansion of the mandatory considerations in section 3A of the Bail Act and how the provisions are working in practice

  • equip bail decision makers to identify broader systemic factors that drive inequality and factors that make Aboriginal people particularly vulnerable in custody.

This session has been designed with input from the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.