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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 13

Treason, murder, certain other offences

    (1)     Only the Supreme Court may grant bail to a person accused of treason.

S. 13(2) amended by No. 3/2018 s. 23(11).

    (2)     Only the Supreme Court, or a court on committing the person for trial, may grant bail to a person accused of murder.

S. 13(3) inserted by No. 26/2017 s. 11(2), amended by No. 3/2018 s. 19(1), substituted by No. 32/2018 s. 95(2).

    (3)     Subject to subsection (4), only a court may grant bail to a person accused of any other offence to which the step 1—exceptional circumstances test applies under section 4AA(1) or (2).

S. 13(4) inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 19(2), substituted by No. 32/2018 s. 95(2).

    (4)     Subsection (3) does not apply if the step 1—exceptional circumstances test applies only because of section 4AA(2)(c) or (d) and—

        (a)     the accused person is a child, a vulnerable adult or an Aboriginal person; or

        (b)     the offence to which section 4AA(2)(c) or (d) relates is—

              (i)     an offence that is referred to in item 1 or 30 of Schedule 2 (and not referred to in any other item of Schedule 2); or

              (ii)     an offence of conspiracy to commit, incitement to commit, or attempting to commit an offence referred to in subparagraph (i).

S. 13(5) inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 19(2), substituted by No. 32/2018 s. 95(2).

    (5)     Only a court may grant bail to a person accused of an offence against—

        (a)     a provision of Subdivision A of Division 72 of Chapter 4 of the Criminal Code of the Commonwealth; or

        (b)     a provision of Part 5.3 or 5.5 of the Criminal Code of the Commonwealth.

Note

Section 15AA of the Crimes Act 1914 of the Commonwealth contains restrictions on the granting of bail for certain Commonwealth offences.

S. 13(6) inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 19(2), repealed by No. 32/2018 s. 95(3).

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S. 13AA inserted by No. 32/2018 s. 96.



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