Changes to Domestic Violence Courtrooms in Alice Springs

10th Jan 2019

New specialist changes to the layout of Alice Springs Mbantwe's domestic violence court has started construction. 

The upgrades will be fitted with a separate entrances, waiting & visiting areas to protect witnesses and will be fitted with equipment to allow victims of domestic violence to give evidence without seeing their perpetrators. 

Changes to the building will also include new lifts that follow standards outlined in NT legislation related to giving better access to people who have a disability.

NT Attorney General Natasha Fyles inspected the progress of the upgrades along with the Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield. They spoke to the media out the front of the courthouse on Wednesday in the audio below.

Picture credit: Philippe Perez / CAAMA