A teenager charged with trying to murder pedestrians on AFL grand final day in Melbourne has had his bail conditions relaxed so he can watch online cat videos.
The 15-year-old appeared before a children's court on Wednesday as his lawyers asked a magistrate to vary his bail so the teen can access the internet under adult supervision for school and to watch cat videos.
"He likes to watch cat videos," his defence lawyer told the court.
The magistrate also removed a ban preventing him from travelling to or through the CBD, where he is accused of putting several lives in danger near Flinders Street Station on September 30 while driving a four-wheel drive.
"Sometimes the school will want to take a group of children (to the CBD) as part of a school excursions," his lawyer said.
Prosecutors did not oppose the new bail conditions, and a youth justice officer said any access to the internet would be subject to parental restrictions.
The magistrate told the teen, who has a disability, that he is required to follow court orders and instructions from his family, support workers, and teachers.
The prosecution also said it is considering an offer from the defence to resolve the case, which could mean it may not proceed to trial.
The boy faces two counts of attempted murder and six counts of reckless conduct endangering life over the grand final day incident.
He is also charged with assaulting police and resisting arrest.
He was allegedly dressed in combat gear when he drove through a red light onto the footpath near Flinders Street Station and swung a baton at police before he was tasered and arrested.
He was released on bail in early January.
The case is due to return to court on February 15.