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Bail Amendment Bill 1998

Bill No. 17
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to significantly improve the operation of the bail system in Western Australia by amending the Act to- remove the presumption of right to bail; restrict the granting of bail in urban areas; add a new definition "protective conditions" to protect persons who may be in fear of their safety or property; create new offences to deal with persons who breach their conditions of bail; expand the range of serious offences; refuse bail on grounds of seriousness of alleged offence; reinforce that the court is to consider the making of restraining orders during bail considerations; and broaden the range of bail conditions. People charged with a serious criminal offence while on bail will have their bail hearings determined by a magistrate.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 11 Jan 1999 as Act No. 54/98 of 1999. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 10/22/1998  
Second Reading 10/27/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/11/1998  
Consideration in Detail 11/11/1998  
Amendments adopted 11/11/1998  
Third Reading 11/12/1998  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 09/10/1998  
First Reading 09/10/1998  
Second Reading 09/10/1998 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/22/1998  
Committee of the whole 10/22/1998  
Third Reading 10/22/1998  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Assembly sent to the Legislative Council  11/12/1998 2 

1. Explanatory memorandum provided.
2. Amendment to be considered by the House.