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In the matter of the Bail Act 1977 & in the matter of an application for bail by Hu, Xi
CRIMINAL LAW - Application for Bail - Applicant charged with causing an unauthorised impairment of an electronic communication - Charged with committing an indictable offence whilst on bail - Requirement to show compelling reasons - Whether compelling reasons shown - COVID-19 pandemic - Delay in proceedings due to pandemic - No criminal history - First time in custody - Length of time in custody likely longer than sentence - Whether unacceptable risk present - No unacceptable risk - Bail granted with special conditions - Applicant must notify informant of phone numbers, SIM cards and internet enabled devices - Applicant must undergo mental health assessment - Bail Act 1977, ss1B(1), 3AAA, 4A(3), 4D(1)(b) and 4E - Crimes Act 1958, s 247D and 465AA(9).