Coroners Amendment Act

The Coroners Amendment Act makes a number of changes to the coronial system to make it more efficient and to reduce the impact on families of people who have died.

The reforms stem from a targeted review of the Coroners Act 2006.The review showed the system was working well overall but improvements could be made

The changes, include:

  • improving the speed and quality of coronial investigations
  • reducing unnecessary and duplicate investigations
  • making coroners recommendations better focussed and more relevant
  • better protecting the interests of grieving families; and
  • clarifying and easing the restrictions on the media on the reporting of suicides and suspected suicides.

Read the news release about the Bill’s third reading (external link)

Coroners Amendment Act 2016 (external link)

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