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CORONERS ACT 1995

- Act 73 of 1995
- Royal Assent 14 November 1995

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - Preliminary

   1.      1. Short title
   2.      2. Commencement
   3.      3. Interpretation
   3A.     3A. Meaning of senior next of kin
   4.      4. Common law rules cease to have effect

   PART 2 - Coroners

   5.      5. Establishment of coronial division
   6.      6. Court to comprise a single magistrate or coroner
   7.      7. Functions of ChiefMagistrate
   8.      8. General directions by Chief Magistrate
   9.      9. Delegation by Chief Magistrate
   10.     10. Appointment, &c., of coroners
   11.     11. Oaths to be taken
   12.     12. 
   13.     13. Delegation by coroner
   14.     14. Chief Clerk (Coronial Division)
   15.     15. Coroner's associates
   16.     16. Coroner's officers

   PART 3 - State Forensic Pathologist

   17.     17. State Forensic Pathologist
   18.     18. Functions and powers of State Forensic Pathologist

   PART 4 - Reporting of deaths

   19.     19. Obligation to report death
   20.     20. Information to coroner

   PART 5 - Investigation of deaths

   21.     21. Jurisdiction of coroners to investigate a death
   22.     22. Directions by Chief Magistrate
   23.     23. Aboriginal remains
   24.     24. Jurisdiction of coroner to hold inquest into a death
   24A.    24A. Jurisdiction of Chief Magistrate to hold inquest into a
           death
   25.     25. Procedure at inquest where person charged with an offence
   26.     26. Decision by coroner not to hold an inquest into a death
   26A.    26A. Decision by coroner to hold an inquest into a workplace
           death
   27.     27. Applications for inquests into a death
   28.     28. Findings, &c., of coroner investigating a death
   29.     29. Record of investigation
   30.     30. Reports on deaths
   31.     31. Control of body
   32.     32. Certificate of burial
   33.     33. Aid to coroners in other places
   34.     34. Power to restrict entry to place where death occurred
   35.     35. Approval of pathologists or medical practitioners to undertake
           autopsies
   36.     36. Autopsies
   37.     37. Application for autopsy
   38.     38. Objections to autopsy
   39.     39. Exhumation

   PART 6 - Investigation of Fires and Explosions

   40.     40. Jurisdiction of coroner to investigate a fire or an
           explosion
   41.     41. Directions by Chief Magistrate
   42.     42. Application for investigation into a fire or an explosion
   43.     43. Jurisdiction of coroner to hold inquest into a fire or an
           explosion
   44.     44. Decision by coroner not to hold an inquest into a fire or
           an explosion
   45.     45. Findings, &c., of coroner investigating a fire or an
           explosion
   46.     46. Record of findings and comments
   47.     47. Reports on fires or explosions
   48.     48. Police to report further information to coroner
   49.     49. Restriction of access to fire or explosion area

   PART 7 - Conduct of Inquests

   50.     50. Two or more deaths or fires and explosions
   51.     51. Rules of evidence not applicable
   52.     52. Rights of interested persons
   53.     53. Powers of coroners at an inquest
   53A.    53A. Power of coroner to defer provision of information
   54.     54. Statements or disclosures made by witnesses at inquest
   55.     55. Coroner to hold inquest without a jury
   56.     56. Exclusion of persons from inquest
   57.     57. Restriction on publication of reports

   PART 7A - Review

   58.     58. Chief Magistrate may reopen investigation
   58A.    58A. Supreme Court may order inquest findings void, &c.

   PART 8 - Miscellaneous

   59.     59. Powers of entry, inspection and possession
   59A.    59A. Power of police to secure evidence for coroner in an
           emergency
   60.     60. Orders for care and control of articles, &c.
   61.     61. Orders as to custody, &c., of articles, &c.
   62.     62. Variation or revocation of orders as to custody, &c., of
           articles, &c.
   63.     63. Appeal to Supreme Court from orders as to custody, &c.,
           of articles, &c.
   64.     64. Coroner not required to give evidence in certain cases
   65.     65. Obstruction
   66.     66. Contempt
   67.     67. Protection from legal proceedings
   68.     68. Manner of making applications
   69.     69. Annual report
   69A.    69A. Rules of court
   70.     70. Regulations
   71.     71. Repeal
   72.     72. Savings and transitional provisions
   72A.    72A. Transition from regulations to rules
   73.     73. Administration of Act

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