On June 13 2017, the Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill made announcements about the proposed changes to the bail and parole laws for people who support or have links to terrorism. This would mean an automatic denial of bail and parole irrespective of their immediate criminal offence.
These proposed changes are supported by both major parties within South Australia and could be introduced to parliament within weeks.
Mr Weatherill indicated that South Australia was the first to act on this but that other states were most likely engaging in a similar process to protect their communities.
The proposed changes would mean that police bail and bail for matters before the court would be denied for anyone demonstrating support for or links to terrorism. The Parole Board will also operate on a similar ‘presumption against parole’.
The purpose of the proposed changes is to detain people who represent a risk to society. There charges do not need to be related to terrorism.
Links to reports on the proposed bail and parole changes can be found by clicking the following:
The barristers and solicitors at Williams are always up to date with bail and parole laws in South Australia. We will provide you with clear advice about your chances of achieving bail or parole and will work with you to ensure you are in the best position for bail or parole within the laws of the South Australia.
The Williams team will ensure quality representation for you and protect your rights in relation to:
- breach of bail
- breaching bonds
- breach of intervention orders
- breach of parole
Call our 24hr number if you are in police custody on 08 84519040.