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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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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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Tabled Paper 242

Collection

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

Date

2017-03-16

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Deemed

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Language

English

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Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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

Parent handle

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

Citation address

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

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-2 The NTPF are currently looking at legislative measures for the creation of a Violent Offender Register, similar to the Child Protection (Offender Reporting and Registration) Act. This proposal would see domestic violence offenders, as well as other serious violence offenders, recorded on a database with an order that they not assault, harm, etc any person, thereby removing the focus on a specific victim and placing more onus on their behaviour in the community; this would be an aggravation in bail considerations, alcohol bans and sentencing outcomes. Additionally, to strengthen the response to repeat offenders, the NTPF will likely propose the strengthening of bail conditions on repeat domestic violence offenders to include the use of electronic monitoring devices in the NT. This would allow the NTPF to target and monitor recidivist offenders who continue to commit domestic violence at high rates. A draft concept paper on potential provisions for an 'At Risk of Violent Offending Register' has been developed and is currently being discussed with South Australia (SA) Police; following the Chief Minister's announcement with the SA Premier that this will be examined as a joint initiative. The NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services provide biannual updates to the NT Coroner on the progress and status of Coronia! recommendations and will continue to do so. If you have any queries, my contact officer on this matter is the Acting Executive Director, Office of the Commissioner and CEO Branch, David Rose on telephone 8985 8803 or via email Oavid.Rose@pfes.nt.gov.au . Yours sincerely Commissioner of Police ). 7 January 2017 Cc. Mr Greg Shanahan, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Attorney-General and Justice