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Family violence and the coroner

From 16 November 2017 the Coroners Act 2008 is amended to establish the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence deaths unit (VSRFVD).

From 16 November 2017 the Coroners Act 2008 is amended to establish the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence deaths unit (VSRFVD). This unit will investigate deaths that are suspected of involving family violence to try to identify trends and patters relating to such deaths.

Also the Coroner will no longer be restricted from publishing relevant information relating to family violence intervention orders and proceedings where this is in the public interest, provided that no person is likely to be identified by the publication of information about a child. Relevant information is defined as being a locality or any particulars or picture likely to lead to the identification of a particular venue of the court for proceedings or any person who is a party to or a witness in proceedings under the Family Violence Protection At 2008.

See Part 8, Division 1C—Coroners Act 2008 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

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