REVEALED -- SA’s Home Detention Law Is “Deficient”, Says Expert

Nov 14, 2018


South Australian legislation concerning which criminals are and are not eligible for home detention is “deficient”, says the state’s former director of public prosecutions.

“The act was deficient in the sense that it did not specify what crimes home detention would be available for,” Stephen Pallaras has told Leon Byner on FIVEaa. “So we’ve left it up to the courts to try and work out what the parliament meant.”

“In other states we’ve got some guidance from the courts… relatively minor offences like driving disqualified and minor theft get home detention.

“Where a man has been given home detention bail on a charge of attempted murder it’s clear that that doesn’t fall into low risk or non violent offending.”