Tasmania to send all workplace deaths to a coroner

Australian state says all workplace deaths should be rigorously investigated
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/12/2005

An Australian state is considering making all workplace deaths the subject of a coroner’s inquiry.

Tasmania is considering changing the current rules — where the decision to hold an inquest into a workplace death is made on a case-by-case basis — to make an inquest mandatory.

In a press release, Attorney General Judy Jackson said she would be seeking to amend the Coroners Act to ensure inquests were held for all workplace deaths not certified by a medical practitioner as a “natural” death.