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Nunga courts

 

Overview

Nunga courts operate at various locations in South Australia, including Port Adelaide (since June 1999), Port Augusta (2002), Murray Bridge (2001), Port Lincoln, Ceduna (2003) and Berri (pilot program). The Nunga court is designed to work with Indigenous people who have pleaded guilty to an offence. It operates with respect to Indigenous culture and is different from a regular court in that it is more informal (the magistrate sits off the bench) and the offender may have family or other cultural representatives in court with them.

Abstract adapted from Courts Administration Authority South Australia

Contacts

Courts Administration Authority South Australia
Administrative Officer of Aboriginal Programmes
Ph: (08) 8204 8441

Related publications

Tomaino J (2009)

Aboriginal (Nunga) Courts.

Adelaide: South Australian Office of Crime Statistics and Research

Marchetti E, Daly K (2004)

Indigenous courts and justice practices in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

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Last updated: 20 January 2014
 
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