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Why do the bail laws need to change?

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Join legal, social work and housing experts, as well as a person with lived experience of remand, to explore the increase of women on remand in Victorian prisons and the importance of bail reform.

Why are so many women ending up in prison on remand in Victoria? In what ways can remand be harmful to women and society? What is bail reform and why is it important?
Hear about the damaging impacts of remand from women who have experienced it, as well as from a panel of legal, social work and housing experts as they explore these issues and answer any questions you may have.
The panel will also discuss the key findings and recommendations from the Inquest into the passing of Veronica Nelson, proud Gunditjmara, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman, who died in custody at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre after being refused bail for minor offences, and the urgent need for the Victorian Government to implement Poccum’s Law: tinyurl.com/PoccumsLaw

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