With considerable community distress on the subject of career criminals on bail killing people in the course of their illegal escapades the Liberals are laying the ground to make this a big honking deal:
“The Canberra Liberals understand that bail is an important element of the criminal justice system, but residents also deserve to know the safeguards the government has in place to protect them from people who reoffend while on bail,” Mrs Dunne said today.
“That’s why today, we will call on the ACT Labor government to outline, by 5 June 2012:
– The number of people, in the last two financial years, remanded in custody who were acquitted subsequently;
– The number of people granted bail in the last two financial years, who failed to comply with their bail conditions;
– The number of people granted bail in the last two financial years, who committed further offences while on bail; and
– How the government proposes to protect the public from the instances of non compliance and further offending while on bail.