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Legislation to note: changes to the Bail Act and appointments of crown law officers

Thu Oct 18 2007

Crown Law Officers Legislation Amendment (Abolition of Life Tenure) Bill 2007 An Act to amend the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1986, the Crown Prosecutors Act 1986, the Public Defenders Act 1995 and the Solicitor General Act 1969 to make further provision for the term of office of appointees under those Acts; and for other purposes.

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Bail Amendment Bill 2007 The object of this Bill is to amend the Bail Act 1978: (a) to create a presumption against bail in respect of certain serious firearms offences, and (b) to limit the number of applications in relation to bail that may be made to a court by a person accused of an offence, and (c) for statute law revision purposes.

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18 October 2007

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