Territory Stories

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

Details:

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

Notes

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

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

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

246. Ms Kerr points out that all of the models seek that family and community have mutual responsibility for preventing violence. The first two models were said to have had good outcomes in parts of Canada. 24 7. Such models are far more aligned with the community and kinship structures of more traditional Aboriginal communities. To some extent they rely upon shaming of the offender from within the community. 248. The family ties of the communities make it more likely that perpetrators would feel the effect of personal and community disapproval. That is something they currently do not feel. If anything there appears to be support for them. 249. This inquest has made very clear that the current systems are not effective for some Aboriginal women. 250. In such cases, there is no means of protecting the victims and effectively sanctioning their violent partners. A more community based model may provide an option that would also not lead to the victimisation to which these women might be subjected using the current system. 251. Such models need to be appropriately considered and any trials properly resourced. 252. Strengthening of Aboriginal Communities would seem a necessary starting point and the alternate models would be likely to assist in that endeavour. 253. It may provide a Plan B. Education 254. Due to the large demographic of youth, programs also need to start there. Ms Kerr noted that consideration should be given to the development and implementation of education programs encompassing schools, social 44


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.