Bail Bill 2021

The proposed Bail Bill 2021 represents an alarming departure from the human rights-based and long-standing legal principle that bail should be granted as the default, with only limited circumstances justifying refusal. If enacted, it will disproportionately affect people who are already in vulnerable circumstances and will place yet more pressure on a criminal justice system that is already under strain.

MEDIA RELEASE: PESRAC Final Report — A First Look

TasCOSS welcomes today’s release of the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Council (PESRAC) Final Report and the State Government’s commitment to accept all 52 recommendations contained within.