Intersectionality and Indigenous sentencing courts: Judgment: R v Morgan: Court of Appeal: Marsley JA
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Marsley JA. The facts from which this appeal against sentence arises are unfortunately all too common in Indigenous communities, and indeed in non-Indigenous Australian society as well. they involve violence against partners. The facts are outlined below. What makes this case particularly unsettling is the young ages of the people involved, which, although not necessarily uncommon for partner violence offences heard in Indigenous sentencing courts across the country, is indicative of a trend amongst teenagers and young adults to resolve disputes using violence. This trend is even more troubling wihen it involves situations of partner violence.