Victoria’s bail laws are broken.
Victoria’s prisons are now filled with people who have not been found guilty of any offence and those who are unlikely to serve a prison sentence even if convicted.
In Victoria, the Aboriginal imprisonment rate has almost doubled in the last ten years, and about half of the prison population is on remand.
Aboriginal women are the fastest growing demographic in Victoria’s prisons. Many of them are victim-survivors of family violence. They need support, not a prison cell. Many of them are primary carers. Locking them up in prison before their day in court destroys families and communities.
Our children continue to be remanded for petty offending as they are subjected to the same bail test as an adult.
Register for our webinar to learn about Victoria's bail laws and how we can fix them.
7 nov 2022 01:00 p. m. en Canberra, Melbourne, Sídney