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Re Phillips

 

[2006] QSC 211

SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND

CIVIL JURISDICTION

JONES J

Application No 271 of 2006

APPLICATION FOR BAIL BY SCOTT AARON PHILLIPS

CAIRNS

DATE 04/07/2006

 

JUDGMENT

HIS HONOUR: This is an application by Scott Aaron Phillips for bail. Mr Phillips has been charged with three offences that on the 12th of May 2006, whilst on the premises of Brothers League Club Inc, he stole money and other property; that on the same day, and after commission of the above offence, it is alleged that he unlawfully used a motor vehicle; and, further, that on the 17th of May 2006, he was in possession of a variety of property in his bedroom, which as I have indicated during the course of argument, would be very suspicious property for a person of Mr Phillip's background to have under his control.

Mr Philips has a criminal record, which could only be described as atrocious. He has multiple offences for breaking, entering premises, for stealing, unlawful use of motor vehicles. These offences have occurred both in Victoria, where it appears he would ordinarily have lived and in Queensland. He is now 39 years of age. The criminal history has all the hallmarks of him being a professional criminal.

For these reasons, it seems to me that he is a very significant risk of re-offending if he is allowed on bail whilst awaiting committal proceedings for these offences. I also have concerns that he may fail to appear should he be granted bail. The residential arrangement proposed is that he live with his mother in a unit at Edge Hill. His mother suffers disabilities, the relationship between him and his mother does not appear to be strong, given that on one occasion his mother said that he would not be welcome in the house.

He has ties with Victoria and he would be a person who would, in my view, not hesitate to not respond to his bail obligations. In fact, his record shows some prior convictions for not complying with bail conditions.

For these reasons I refuse the application.

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    Application for Bail by Scott Aaron Phillips

  • Shortened Case Name:

    Re Phillips

  • MNC:

    [2006] QSC 211

  • Court:

    QSC

  • Judge(s):

    Jones J

  • Date:

    04 Jul 2006

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