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Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner's Findings and Recommendations regarding the death of Ms Wendy Murphy and Ms Natalie McCormack dated 14 March 2017

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Title

Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner's Findings and Recommendations regarding the death of Ms Wendy Murphy and Ms Natalie McCormack dated 14 March 2017

Other title

Tabled Paper 242

Collection

Tabled Papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2017-03-16

Description

Deemed

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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.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/271492

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/432582

Page content

speeding up the processes of the Court when dealing with domestic violence. Body Worn Cameras and the Evidence-in-Chief Initiative 235. Police gave evidence that they are working on the introduction of body worn cameras and possible legislation (along the lines of that recently introduced into NS W and the ACT) to allow the use of evidence gathered to be tendered in court as evidence-in-chief. 23 6. As has been apparent, the victim is sometimes willing to assist Police in the immediate aftermath of an assault. But as the months pass, things change. The circle of violence moves into the phases of the victim feeling guilty and then on to the good times again. The victim may also be dissuaded by the family and community from continuing to assist the system. Speeding up Court Processes 23 7. As a Local Court Judge on circuit to the remote communities I often find that the court processes in remote courts are more effective because of the speed with which matters are dealt. I am often hearing cases when the victim still carries the bruises. The perpetrator standing in court and the community at large can see the physical damage he inflicted on the woman he says he loves. 238. There should be more effort made in the processes of courts to ensure that domestic violence matters are given priority. That suggestion also carne from Ms Castine-Swan. Plan B 239. However, making the systems of the state more effective did not work for these women and improvements as noted above may well not have provided to them the protection they sought. 42


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