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BAIL ACT 1977 - SECT 3B

Determination in relation to a child

    (1)     In making a determination under this Act in relation to a child, a court must take into account (in addition to any other requirements of this Act)—

        (a)     the need to consider all other options before remanding the child in custody; and

        (b)     the need to strengthen and preserve the relationship between the child and the child's family, guardians or carers; and

        (c)     the desirability of allowing the living arrangements of the child to continue without interruption or disturbance; and

        (d)     the desirability of allowing the education, training or employment of the child to continue without interruption or disturbance; and

        (e)     the need to minimise the stigma to the child resulting from being remanded in custody; and

        (f)     the likely sentence should the child be found guilty of the offence charged; and

        (g)     the need to ensure that the conditions of bail are no more onerous than are necessary and do not constitute unfair management of the child.

    (2)     In making a determination under this Act in relation to a child, a court may take into account any recommendation or information contained in a report provided by a bail support service.

    (3)     Bail must not be refused to a child on the sole ground that the child does not have any, or any adequate, accommodation.

Pt 2 (Heading) inserted by No. 70/2010 s. 6.

Part 2—Granting of bail and admission to bail



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