The principle of treating someone as innocent until they are proven guilty no longer exists.
Australia has a problem with the presumption of innocence. It is being displaced by a rush to judgment. The reasons for this are understandable, but problematic. People want to believe that the perpetrator of a violent act has been found and arrested. They want to see someone punished for the crime.
You can find out more on Hazem El Masri’s case here.