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Determination in relation to an Aboriginal person

In making a determination under this Act in relation to an Aboriginal person, a bail decision maker must take into account (in addition to any other requirements of this Act) any issues that arise due to the person's Aboriginality, including—

        (a)     the person's cultural background, including the person's ties to extended family or place; and

        (b)     any other relevant cultural issue or obligation.

Note to s. 3A amended by No. 26/2017 s. 14(1)(b).


When considering bail for an Aboriginal person charged with a Commonwealth offence, a bail decision maker must have regard to section 15AB(1)(b) of the Crimes Act 1914 of the Commonwealth.

S. 3B inserted by No. 1/2016 s. 10.

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