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13 Apr 2016

Motion | Coronial Inquest

Adjourned debate on motion of J.A. Darley:

That this council calls on the Attorney-General to order, pursuant to section 21(1)(b) of the Coroners Act, a coronial inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of Stefan Woodward and provide appropriate and adequate resources as required by the Coroner to carry out the inquest.

(Continued from 9 December 2015.)

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 17:29 :00 ): I speak on behalf of my Liberal Party colleagues in respect of this motion. If the Hon. John Darley is going to proceed with this motion today, having regard to what the government spokesperson has said the Liberal Party will support the motion. We acknowledge the pain the young man’s family has endured after the death of this young man and, having regard to the particular circumstances surrounding the death, we think that the motion has some merit. There are many deaths as a result of tragic circumstances, and these particular circumstances outlined by the Hon. Mr Darley indicate that the death should be subject to an inquest. I conclude my remarks.

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