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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-6 o Victims Support and Advocacy Services; and o Men's Outreach and Referral Assessment Services; and the improvement and expansion of government initiatives for the prevention and response to domestic violence as part of Territory Families' Government Commitments Program Plan for Reducing Family and Sexual Violence, namely: o the development of a Family Violence Prevention Framework; o expansion of the integrated response to family and domestic violence; o increasing access to evidence based behaviour change programs for perpetrators; o development of a sexual violence prevention and response framework; o establishment of a partnership with other agencies to review and improve the legal response to family and domestic violence; o encouraging a co-location model of government and non-government services; and o establishment of a review mechanism for domestic and family violence related homicides. Further details of each of these programs and services are in the attachments to the Territory Families response at Attachment C of this Report. Other initiatives being progressed by the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice include the development of options and recommendations for amendments to the Domestic and Family Violence Act. am satisfied that Territory Families, the Northern Territory Police Force and the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice have considered the recommendations of the Coroner and are taking steps necessary to address them. DATE: 1 4 MAR 2017 (J~~...... / .. (j NATASHA FYLES
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