The Bail (Drug and Alcohol) Amendment Act 2016
The Bail (Drug and Alcohol) Amendment Act 2016 amended the Bail Act 2000 from 16th May 2017. These amendments introduced the imposition of drug or alcohol abstinence conditions on those applying for Court bail, as well as the ability to test and monitor those on bail with drug or alcohol conditions. Outcomes sought from these amendments are to ensure people on bail comply with bail conditions, thereby reducing offending, reducing victimisation, and providing a better health outcome for people on bail.
Pursuant to section 73AA of the Act, the Commissioner has made rules prescribing types of testing, procedures for testing, and specifying how often testing can be carried out. Furthermore, in compliance with section 73AAC of the Act, the Commissioners rules are hereby published on this internet site for public inspection.