Territory Stories

Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

Other title

Tabled Paper 1888


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.




Tabled papers

File type




Copyright owner

See publication



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

violence. T his will enable m ore app ropria te stra teg ies to be developed includ ing inform ed com m unity debate. O ther benefits from the program will include m onitoring of any changes in dom estic violence; improved evaluation of legislation an d police practice an d procedures; increased accountab ility and a g rea te r poten tial for dom estic violence to be trea ted a s crim inal behaviour. As well as being able to u n d ertak e ju risd ic tiona l com parisons th e program will facilitate a m ore in tegrated , m ulti-agency d a ta base. Domestic Violence Legal Help In 1991 the N orthern Territory Legal Aid C om m ission com m enced p a rt- tim e para-legal a ss is tan ce to survivors of dom estic violence a t th e Darwin M agistrates C ourt. In 1992, the C om m ission con tracted w ith th e D arw in C om m unity Legal Service to provide a six m onth full-tim e pilot program , the D om estic Violence Legal Help Service, staffed by a solicitor. As a re su lt of an evaluation of the pilot p rogram the G overnm ent allocated funding du rin g 1993 for em ploym ent of two full tim e solicitors. A sim ilar service will be estab lished in Alice Springs in 1993. The Dom estic Violence Legal Help Service advises and a ss is ts people in D arw in an d Alice Springs applying for res tra in in g o rders in c ircu m stan ces of dom estic violence. Victims o f Crime The A ttorney-G eneral h a s referred two m atte rs to the C rim es Victim s Advisory Com m ittee for advice: the in troduction of victim im pact s ta tem en ts in th e N orthern Territory; and