A south-west man awaiting a county court trial for family violence-related offending was arrested overnight after failing to comply with his bail conditions.
Christopher Saunders, 43, previously of Portland and now of Dennington, appeared in Warrnambool County Court on Friday where he made a self-represented bail application.
He was arrested after a county court judge issued a warrant because he failed to comply with his bail conditions, which included living at Portland and signing into the police station there.
Mr Saunders will next month face trial in the Warrnambool County Court.
He is charged with two counts of the persistent contravention of family violence orders, three counts of common assault, intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury and possessing a drug of dependence.
On Friday, Mr Saunders told the court the allegations were false, that he was contesting the charges and he had already spent over 500 days in custody on remand.
He said he did not have legal representation but planned to get a pro bono lawyer, such as Bryan Keon-Cohen QC - the prominent Australian barrister involved in the 1992 Mabo case.
Portland police Senior Constable Louise Francis said police strongly opposed Mr Saunders being released on bail again.
But judge Mark Taft said Mr Saunders had already spent a substantial period of time in custody.
He bailed the man to appear in the County Court for trial on November 25.
Bail conditions include reporting to Warrnambool police station twice a week and residing in Dennington.
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