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



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


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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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