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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

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

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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

IN THE CORONERS COURT AT ALICE SPRINGS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA No. A0056/2014 AND No. A0017/2015 Judge Greg Cavanagh Introduction In the matter of an Inquest into the death of WENDY MURPHY ON: 20 DECEMBER 2014 AT: IN THE SHED BEHIND HOUSE 19 HOPPYS CAMP, ALICE SPRINGS In the matter of an Inquest into the death of NATALIE MCCORMACK ON 29 MARCH 2015 AT 33 BOKHARA STREET, ALICE SPRINGS FINDINGS 1. Domestic violence is a contagion. In the Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory it is literally out of control. As a Local Court Judge I witness it most days. As the Coroner I see the terrible lives these women endure and their horrifying deaths. 2. To cast light on the true horror I determined to hold an inquest into two such deaths (as permitted in my discretion pursuant to section 14( 4) Coroners Act).


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