Domestic violence laws: Alleged offenders have to prove why they should get bail

Anyone charged with a serious domestic violence offence in Queensland will now have to prove why they should be granted bail and allowed back into the community before they face court.

The Opposition said the new laws also provided more safeguards for domestic violence victims, including provisions for courts to order alleged offenders to be fitted with GPS tracking devices as a bail condition, and urgent appeal rights for victims

“We’ve only seen 46 of the 121 recommendations in the Not now, Not ever report actually implemented.”

The State Government and crossbench . . . rejected the LNP’s bid to make it mandatory for victims and their families to be formally notified when perpetrators were granted bail or parole.

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