6 August 2020
Clancy Welcomes Signs of Coronial Benefits for Border
Member for Albury Justin Clancy MP is pleased that work with the Coronial Taskforce is delivering early signs of progress which will benefit the Albury Electorate in cases where a funeral is delayed due to a requirement for a coroner’s report.
“I have been speaking with local families and funeral directors about the issue of delays in some funerals where there are legal requirements to confirm the cause of death,” said Mr Clancy.
“There is a shortage of qualified forensic pathologists, combined with a long-standing rationalisation of where coroners should be located. Something has to be done to deliver a faster result and to ease the distress on families who have lost a loved one in circumstances where forensic inquiry is necessitated by law.”
Mr Clancy, who has been working with the NSW Coronial Taskforce and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Member for Wagga Wagga Joe McGirr, state there are already a number of improvements:
Mr Clancy advises that the Coronial Taskforce is due to present a report before the end of the year.