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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 13

Treason, murder and other Schedule 1 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).

    (3)     Subject to subsections (4) and (5), only a court may grant bail to a person accused of any other Schedule 1 offence.

S. 13(4) inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 19(2).

    (4)     Subsection (3) does not apply to a person who is a child, a vulnerable adult or an Aboriginal person and who is accused of a Schedule 1 offence if the only Schedule 1 offence of which the person is accused is an offence that is a Schedule 1 offence only because of item 3 of that Schedule or (in relation to an offence referred to in item 3) item 12 of that Schedule.

S. 13(5) inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 19(2).

    (5)     Subsection (3) does not apply to a person accused of a Schedule 1 offence if the only Schedule 1 offence of which the person is accused is a relevant Schedule 1 offence.

S. 13(6) inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 19(2).

    (6)     For the purposes of subsection (5), a relevant Schedule 1 offence is an offence that—

        (a)     is an offence—

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

              (ii)     in relation to an offence described in subparagraph (i), referred to in item 31 of Schedule 2; and

        (b)     is a Schedule 1 offence only because of item 3 of Schedule 1 or (in relation to an offence referred to in item 3 of Schedule 1) item 12 of Schedule 1.

S. 13A inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 20.



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