The Victorian government commissioned Justice Paul Coghlan QC to advise how Victoria’s bail system should be reformed to best manage risk and to maximise community safety.
Justice Coghlan delivered two reports that collectively contained 37 recommendations for reform. The Victorian government subsequently announced that it would implement many of the recommendations. In mid-2018, significant legal reforms relating to bail were enacted in Victoria.
In this lecture, Justice Coghlan will outline the background to these reforms and describe the recommendations contained in his two Bail Review and Advices to the Victorian Government. He will also summarise the key changes that have been made to the Bail Act 1977, discuss the implications of these changes, both in theory and practice, and conclude by considering the impact of the reforms in the first few months of their operation.
Please allow time to pass through security at the Court on arrival.
Light refreshments will follow the seminar in the Supreme Court Library. Register here.