Bail justices rarely release accused criminals, government data shows

By Bianca Hall, Farrah Tomazin
Updated January 18 2018 - 10:44pm, first published February 24 2017 - 5:53pm

Bail justices – who suffered a vicious public backlash in the aftermath of the Bourke Street tragedy – release a fraction of the accused criminals who come before them compared with magistrates, internal government data shows.

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