Nunga Court established in Port Lincoln

August 30, 2023 9:04 am in by
Photo: Australian Museum

Indigenous people on the Eyre Peninsula now have the chance to get involved in sentencing for certain offences with the establishment of a Nunga Court at the Port Lincoln Magistrate’s Court. 

The Nunga Court is available to Aboriginal defendants who have pleaded guilty to offences that can be resolved in the Magistrates Court.

Through the process, an Aboriginal Elder or Respected person can sit with the Magistrate and advise on relevant cultural and community matters that should be considered in the sentencing process.

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The Court began operating last week and is expected to sit nine times a year.