If you are accused of illegally immigrating to Australia you don’t get access to bail. If you are accused of pack rape you do.
It seems to me that on a moral scale illegally immigrating to Australia isn’t as bad as pack rape.
Apparently 90% of boat people arriving in Australia and detained are later found to be innocent, having a lawful claim to come here because they are refugees. I don’t know how many people charged with rape are found to be innocent of the charge but I would wager it is much lower than 90%.
Detaining innocent people of their liberty isn’t a good thing. How do we get the balance right?