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BAIL ACT 2013 - SECT 45

Procedures after bail decision is made

45 Procedures after bail decision is made

(1) A police officer who grants or refuses bail must, without unreasonable delay--
(a) ensure that the accused person is informed that the person may communicate with an Australian legal practitioner or other person of the person's choice about bail, and
(b) subject to the regulations, ensure the accused person is provided with any facilities the person requests to enable the person to make that communication that the officer is reasonably able to provide.
(2) A police officer is not required to comply with subsection (1) if the officer believes on reasonable grounds that it is necessary to do so in order to prevent--
(a) the escape of an accomplice of the accused person, or
(b) the loss, destruction or fabrication of evidence relating to any offence.

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