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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Recommendations 266. I recommend that Police continue to pursue the use of body worn cameras and a change to the legislation so as to allow those matters captured on camera to be used as evidence-in-chief. 267. I recommend that consideration by the NT Government be given to introducing offender reporting legislation to allow NT Police to target and monitor recidivist offenders who continue to commit domestic violence at high rates. 268. I recommend there be more effort made in the processes of courts to ensure that domestic violence matters are dealt with in a faster process so that hearings have priority in listing. 269. I recommend that consideration be given by the NT Government to alternative (to the criminal justice system) intervention strategies that allow for a more flexible family and community focussed approach that will both ensure the victim's safety and give the couple the choice to remain together or to separate (and support them in their choices). Formal Findings 270. Pursuant to section 34 of the Coroners Act ("the Act"), I am required , if possible, to make the following findings: "(I) A coroner investigating (a) a death shall, if possible, find (i) the identity of the deceased person; (ii) the time and place of death; (iii) the cause of death; 47
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