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What is bail?

Bail Laws in NSW - Fact sheet from Rule of Law Institute of Australia

The video clip below was published by Sydney Criminal Lawyers, a defence law firm. The information, which includes an explanation of bail, is aimed at people accused of committing a crime.

Bail Debate

Bail changes after the Siege

Father of Hunter Valley "child bride"

Steven Fesus - Accused wife killer


The Sydney Siege

For a brief overview of the Sydney siege, read the SBS article from 29/ 01/15  based on information presented on the first day of the inquest:  Timeline: How the Sydney siege unfolded.

Watch Man Haron Monis: Missed Signals on Barker's DVC system (9 minutes). Log on to DVC with your normal Barker network details and search for "Haron Monis."
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The video clip below was published by Sky News 15/12/14.


Mick Hawi - Ex-Comachero bikie boss

Mahmoud Hawi granted bail on airport murder charge uner new NSW laws - Article in The Sydney Morning Herald 23/06/14 by Paul Bibby

The 2-minute video clip below was published by Channel Nine News 23/06/14. The report quotes Justice Ian Harrison explaining why Hawi was granted bail.

The Findings and Recommendations

An Act of Terrorism?

How well did police handle the siege?


What is a Coronial Inquest?

This Legal Studies - Lifeline article examines the role of the Coroner.

Lindt Cafe Siege Inquest


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