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Coroner's Court Matters

The NSW State Coroner's Court is responsible for coronial services in NSW. The role of the Coroner as outlined in the Coroners Act 2009 is to determine the identity of the deceased and the date, place, manner and medical cause of death of the deceased. In order to fulfil this role, the Coroner relies on information obtained from pathologists, police personnel, general medical practitioners and specialist physicians. An inquest must be held by the State Coroner or one of the Deputy State Coroners if the person died while in custody (or temporarily absent from a correctional facility), while escaping or whilst attempting to escape from custody.

Corrective Services NSW is an interested party in the coronial proceedings into deaths in custody and seeks the permission of the Court to appear at the inquest.


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