Can you read coroners online?
There are no records of coroners’ inquests available to view online.
Can I access coroners reports?
You can get copies of official reports of inquests from the local Coroner’s office. To get a report, you will need to write to the Coroner’s Office requesting this information and include the name of the deceased, the date of death, the hospital involved (if any) and the date of the inquest (if you know this).
How many coroners are there in Queensland?
Queensland has seven full-time coroners, presided over by the state coroner and the deputy state coroner, both based in Brisbane, and additional coroners who are located in Brisbane, Cairns, Mackay, and Southport.
What does the coroner’s court deal with?
In regional areas, Coroners sit as Magistrates in Local Courts around NSW. The Coroner is required by law to investigate sudden, unexpected and unnatural deaths to determine the identity, date, place, circumstances and medical cause of death.
What happens if Coroner can’t find cause of death?
If the post mortem shows an unnatural cause of death, or if the cause of death is not found at the initial examination, the Coroner will open an investigation or inquest. They will also need to do this if the deceased died in custody or otherwise in the care of the State.
How much does a Coroner’s report cost?
The surcharge is in addition to any other fees payable and the current fee to obtain archived records is $84 per box. Some larger coronial matters are held in more than one repository box. For findings older than this there is a charge of $13 for the first 20 pages (minimum fee) & $7 for each 10 pages thereafter.
Can you ask questions at an inquest?
An inquest is held in public and is a formal process. Unlike a criminal court case, there is no prosecution and defence. If you are called as a witness, the Coroner may ask you to read through your statement,or may take you through the statement in court and you may be asked questions.
How long does a coroner’s report take Qld?
It can take up to 12 months for this report to be available.
What is a reportable death in Qld?
Reportable deaths are deaths where: the person’s identity is unknown. a ’cause of death’ certificate hasn’t been issued and isn’t likely to be. the death was related to health care. the death occurred in care, custody or as the result of police operations.
Can you challenge a coroner’s decision?
You may challenge a coroner’s decision or an inquest conclusion. If you decide to proceed, you need to make an application to the High Court for judicial review of the coroner’s decision or conclusion. You should do this as soon as possible and within three months of the end of the investigation.
Are all deaths reported to the coroner?
About half of all deaths are not reported to the Coroner at all, as a doctor is able to provide a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. If there is no doctor available who can issue this certificate, the death must be reported to the Coroner.
Does an autopsy always show cause of death?
In rare cases, a definitive cause of death may not be identified following a complete and thorough autopsy. Although this quite unsatisfying for the pathologist and the family, a “negative” autopsy can still prove to be of vital importance.
What are the findings of the coroner in Queensland?
List of Queensland coroners’ findings since 2004 and list of current inquest sittings (PDF, 209.6 KB) What deaths must be reported, coronial process, autopsies, death certificates, funerals, inquests, findings information, coronial recommendations
Where can I find list of Coroners Court sittings?
An Inquest sittings list for the Coroners Court is posted online at the end of every month (note: the list is subject to change). Search or sort for the relevant findings below. You can also read more about findings including what to do if you disagree with findings or would like an inquest reopened. 842 results found… Search by keyword
Who is responsible for reportable deaths in Queensland?
Coroners Court. Under the Coroners Act 2003, coroners are responsible for investigating reportable deaths that occur in Queensland. The investigation determines the identity of the deceased person, when and where they died, how they died and the medical cause of death.
How long does it take for a coroner to return a call?
The state is divided into five regions with dedicated coroners in those regions. Read about the coroners in each region. Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm (closed public holidays) Leave a message and an officer will return your call as soon as possible the next working day.