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Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner’s Findings and recommendations regarding the death of Mr William George Scott pursuant to section 46B dated 18 March 2016

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Title

Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner’s Findings and recommendations regarding the death of Mr William George Scott pursuant to section 46B dated 18 March 2016

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Tabled paper 1734

Collection

Tabled papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2016-04-19

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Deemed

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C01443

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/273815

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/426262

Page content

2 Recommendations of the Coroner The Coroner may comment on a matter, including public health or the administration of justice, connected with a death being investigated (section 34(2) of the Coroners Act) and may report to the Attorney-General on a death investigated by the Coroner or may make recommendations to the Attorney-General on a matter including public health or the administration of justice, connected with a death being investigated (section 35(1) and (2) of the Coroners Act refers). The Coroner made the following recommendations for the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory at paragraph 196 of the Coronial Findings: a. provide information to the public about the increased risks of boating and fishing on Top End waters by reason of crocodile attack including the importance of the stability and the size of the vessel; b. provide information to the public on how those risks can be reduced. On 6 December 2015, I provided a copy of the Coronial Findings to the Chief Executive Officer of the Parks and Wildlife Commission in accordance with section 46A(1) of the Coroners Act. Additionally, the Coroner made the following recommendations to Kakadu National Park at paragraph 198 of the Coronial Findings: a. add the key messages noted above at paragraph 111 to their messaging and warnings; b. provide information to the public about the increased risks of boating and fishing on Top End waters by reason of crocodile attack including the importance of the stability and size of the vessel; c. provide information to the public on how those risks can be reduced. Kakadu National Park is managed by Parks Australia which is part of the federal environment portfolio. On 6 December 2015, I provided a copy of the Coronial Findings to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment in accordance with section 46A(2) of the Coroners Act, however the Minister is not required under the Act to respond and no response has been received to date. Response to Coroners recommendations On 22 February 2016, the Chief Executive Officer of the Parks and Wildlife Commission responded in accordance with section 46B(1) and (2) of the Coroners Act (refer Attachment B). That response outlines the actions the Parks and Wildlife Commission are taking, have taken or will take with regard to the Coroners recommendations.


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