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This year we will closely examine the concept of a preventable death to support Coroners further develop in their inquisitorial role.

Conference topics include:

  • Loneliness - a significant health epidemic
  • Prevention and protection in the aged care sector
  • Inquests into suicides: deaths of children and young people in the Kimberley region
  • Harm minimisation in the use of illicit drugs
  • Minimising coronial trauma in the LGBTI community
Location

Lancefield, Victoria

Keynote speaker
Betty King

Justice Betty King QC

Chairperson of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board

Justice King is a former judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Her Honour was appointed to the Court in 2005 after serving five years as a County Court judge.

Her Honour joined the Victorian Bar in 1975 and practised in the criminal jurisdictions for both defence and prosecution. She was a Prosecutor for the Queen for the State of Victoria from 1986 until her appointment as the first Prosecutor for the Queen for the Commonwealth in 1989.

Guest speakers
Ros Fogliani

Ros Fogliani

Western Australian State Coroner

State Coroner Ros Fogliani was appointed Western Australia's first female State Coroner in 2014. Her inquest findings into the deaths of thirteen children and young persons in the Kimberley Region concluded that intergenerational trauma, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, poverty, domestic violence and widespread alcohol abuse were all major factors in the deaths.

Hannie Rayson

Hannie Rayson

Playwright and author of Hello, Beautiful!

Hannie Rayson is the author of 14 plays performed throughout Australia and overseas, in English and in translation. A graduate of Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts, she has an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from La Trobe University.

Hannie has been awarded two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award as well as the Age Performing Arts Award and The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award.

Keynote speaker
Betty King

Justice Betty King QC

Chairperson of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board

Justice King is a former judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Her Honour was appointed to the Court in 2005 after serving five years as a County Court judge.

Her Honour joined the Victorian Bar in 1975 and practised in the criminal jurisdictions for both defence and prosecution. She was a Prosecutor for the Queen for the State of Victoria from 1986 until her appointment as the first Prosecutor for the Queen for the Commonwealth in 1989.

Guest speakers
Ros Fogliani

Ros Fogliani

Western Australian State Coroner

State Coroner Ros Fogliani was appointed Western Australia's first female State Coroner in 2014. Her inquest findings into the deaths of thirteen children and young persons in the Kimberley Region concluded that intergenerational trauma, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, poverty, domestic violence and widespread alcohol abuse were all major factors in the deaths.

Hannie Rayson

Hannie Rayson

Playwright and author of Hello, Beautiful!

Hannie Rayson is the author of 14 plays performed throughout Australia and overseas, in English and in translation. A graduate of Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts, she has an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from La Trobe University.

Hannie has been awarded two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award as well as the Age Performing Arts Award and The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award.