Anti-Bikie laws & Bail Act

Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) and other Legislation Amendment Act 2013.

Passed on 21 November 2013

A number of amendments have been made to the the Bail Act and notably –

s.16(3A) the Bail Act – onus is reversed;

includes where it is alleged that the accused has, at any time, been a member of one of the identified organizations. This negates the effect of the recent decision of the Supreme Court in

Da Silva v Director of Public Prosecutions; Da Silva v Director of Public Prosecutions; Spence v Director of Public Prosecutions [2013] QSC 316

 

Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack.

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