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NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010

Details:

Title

NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010

Collection

The Children's Commissioner Northern Territory reports; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2010

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2010

Language

English

Subject

Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Death -- Causes -- Statistics -- Periodicals; Children and death -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Place of publication

Casuarina

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/236802

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/640686

Page content

Page 53 Appendix 1 Northern Territory of Australia Care and Protection of Children Act Part 3.3 Prevention of Child Deaths 207 Object of Part The object of this Part is to assist in the prevention and reduction of child deaths through: (a) maintaining a database on child deaths; and (b) conducting research about child deaths, and diseases and accidents involving children; and (c) the development of appropriate policy to deal with such deaths, diseases and accidents. 208 Child deaths A child death is: (a) the death of a child who usually resided in the Territory (whether the death occurred in the Territory or not); or (b) a still-birth as defined in the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act that occurred in the Territory. 209 Establishment of Committee (1) There is to be a Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee. (2) The Committee consists of at least 10 but not more than 16 members. (3) Each member must be: (a) someone who has qualifications or experience relating to the functions of the Committee; and (b) appointed by the Minister in writing for a term not exceeding 2 years. (4) The Minister must: (a) appoint one member to be the Convenor of the Committee; and (b) appoint another member to be the Deputy Convenor of the Committee. (5) At least 2 members must be Aboriginal persons. (6) One member must be a deputy coroner nominated by the Territory Coroner for this section. (7) A member is eligible for re-appointment.


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