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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 3

Definitions

In this Act unless inconsistent with the context or subject-matter—

S. 3 def. of Aboriginal person inserted by No. 70/2010 s. 4(1).

"Aboriginal person" means a person who—

        (a)     is descended from an Aborigine or Torres Strait Islander; and

        (b)     identifies as an Aborigine or Torres Strait Islander; and

        (c)     is accepted as an Aborigine or Torres Strait Islander by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island community;

S. 3 def. of
bail decision maker inserted by No. 26/2017 s. 4(1), amended by Nos 26/2017 s. 15(1), 3/2018 s. 3(1).

"bail decision maker" means any of the following empowered under this Act to grant bail, extend bail, vary the amount of bail or the conditions of bail or revoke bail—

        (a)     a court;

        (b)     a bail justice;

        (c)     a police officer;

        (d)     the sheriff or a person authorised under section 115(5) of the Fines Reform Act 2014 ;

S. 3 def. of
bail justice inserted by No. 51/1989
s. 142(a), substituted by No. 35/2002 s. 25(1), amended by No. 70/2010 s. 4(2), repealed by No. 32/2014 s. 56.

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S. 3 def. of
bail support service inserted by No. 44/2013 s. 3.

"bail support service" means a service provided to assist an accused to comply with his or her bail undertaking (whether or not that type of service is also provided to persons other than an accused on bail) including, but not limited to—

        (a)     bail support programs;

        (b)     medical treatment;

        (c)     counselling services or treatment services for substance abuse or other behaviour which may lead to commission of offences;

        (d)     counselling, treatment, support or assistance services for one or more of the following—

              (i)     a mental illness;

              (ii)     an intellectual disability;

              (iii)     an acquired brain injury;

              (iv)     autism spectrum disorder;

              (v)     a neurological impairment, including, but not limited to, dementia;

        (e)     services to help resolve homelessness;

S. 3 def. of child inserted by No. 1/2016 s. 9.

child has the same meaning as in the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 ;

S. 3 def. of cocaine inserted by No. 89/1986
s. 4(a), repealed by No. 64/1998 s. 4.

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S. 3 def. of conduct condition inserted by No. 44/2013 s. 3, amended by No. 26/2017 s. 4(2)(a).

"conduct condition" means a condition of bail imposed under section 5AAA(4);




S. 3 def. of court amended by Nos 19/1989
s. 16(Sch. item 7.1), 51/1989
s. 142(b), 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 8.1(b)), repealed by No. 26/2017 s. 4(2)(b).

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S. 3 def. of drug of dependence inserted by No. 89/1986
s. 4(b).

"drug of dependence" has the same meaning as in the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 ;

S. 3 def. of family violence inserted by No. 26/2017 s. 4(1).

"family violence" has the same meaning as in the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 ;

S. 3 def. of family violence intervention order inserted by No. 26/2017 s. 4(1).

family violence intervention order has the same meaning as in the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 ;

S. 3 def. of family violence offence inserted by No. 26/2017 s. 4(1).

"family violence offence" means—

        (a)     an offence against section 37(2), 37A(2), 123(2), 123A(2) or 125A(1) of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 ; or

        (b)     an offence where the conduct of the accused is family violence;

S. 3 def. of family violence safety notice inserted by No. 26/2017 s. 4(1).

"family violence safety notice" has the same meaning as in the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 ;


S. 3 def. of legal practitioner inserted by No. 18/2005 s. 18(Sch. 1 item 9), amended by No. 17/2014 s. 160(Sch. 2 item 10).

"legal practitioner" means an Australian legal practitioner;

S. 3 def. of heroin inserted by No. 89/1986
s. 4(b), repealed by No. 64/1998 s. 4.

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S. 3 def. of parent inserted by No. 1/2016 s. 9.

"parent" has the same meaning as in the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 ;

S. 3 def. of police officer inserted by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 8.1(a)).

"police officer" has the same meaning as in the Victoria Police Act 2013 ;

S. 3 def. of prison amended by Nos 10087 s. 3(1)(Sch. 1 item 4), 16/1987 s. 4(3)(Sch. 1 item 3), 56/1989 s. 286(Sch. 2 item 2.1), 48/2006 s. 42(Sch. item 4.1).

"prison" includes remand centre or youth justice centre under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and any other place where persons may be detained in legal custody and imprisonment has a corresponding interpretation;

S. 3 def. of prosecutor inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 3(2).

"prosecutor", in relation to an application under this Act, includes the informant, a police prosecutor and any other person appearing on behalf of the Crown;

S. 3 def. of recognised DVO inserted by No. 26/2017 s. 16(1).

"recognised DVO" has the same meaning as in the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 ;

S. 3 def. of Schedule 1 offence inserted by No. 26/2017 s. 4(2)(c).

Schedule 1 offence means an offence specified in Schedule 1 and, if circumstances are specified in Schedule 1 in relation to that offence, means an offence committed in those circumstances;

S. 3 def. of Schedule 2 offence inserted by No. 26/2017 s. 4(2)(c).

Schedule 2 offence means an offence specified in Schedule 2 and, if circumstances are specified in Schedule 2 in relation to that offence, means an offence committed in those circumstances;

S. 3 def. of serious offence inserted by No. 1/2016 s. 6, repealed by No. 3/2018 s. 23(1).

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S. 3 def. of surrounding circum-stances inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 3(2).

"surrounding circumstances"—see section 3AAA;

S. 3 def. of terrorist act inserted by No. 1/2016 s. 3.

"terrorist act" has the same meaning as in the Terrorism (Community Protection) Act 2003 ;

S. 3 def. of terrorist organisation inserted by No. 1/2016 s. 3.

"terrorist organisation" means an organisation that is directly or indirectly—

        (a)     engaged in; or

        (b)     preparing for; or

        (c)     planning; or

        (d)     assisting in; or

        (e)     fostering—

the doing of a terrorist act;

S. 3 def. of unacceptable risk test inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 3(2).

"unacceptable risk test"—see section 4E;

S. 3 def. of undertaking amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. items 11.1, 11.2), substituted by No. 26/2017 s. 4(2)(d), amended by No. 3/2018 s. 3(3).

"undertaking"—see section 5;

S. 3 def. of vulnerable adult inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 3(2).

"vulnerable adult"—see section 3AAAA.

S. 3AAAA inserted by No. 3/2018 s. 4.



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