Troubled Kimberley teenager confirmed by coroner as WA’s first crocodile attack death in three decades

Troubled Kimberley teenager confirmed by coroner as WA’s first crocodile attack death in three decades

Posted May 09, 2018 17:55:55 Photo: The Kimberley teenager was killed by a saltwater crocodile in March 2013. (Flickr: Ciamablue) Related Story: Teen drowned, eaten by wild animals after running away in WA A WA coroner has ruled a teenager who died in Western Australia’s Kimberley while in state care …

Kerry Michael’s husband bashed her with a rock and left her for dead, coroner finds

Kerry Michael’s husband bashed her with a rock and left her for dead, coroner finds

Posted May 03, 2018 18:52:27 Tasmania’s Coroner has found South Australian woman Kerry Michael was bashed and left for dead by her jealous and controlling husband while on holidays in Tasmania. Coroner Simon Cooper found Kerry Michael’s husband of 14 years, prominent South Australian health official Robin Michael, attacked her …

Boat deaths from CO2 poisoning ‘entirely avoidable’ if detector was fitted, says coroner

Boat deaths from CO2 poisoning ‘entirely avoidable’ if detector was fitted, says coroner

Posted April 26, 2018 16:00:31 The deaths of two men from carbon monoxide poisoning on a boat moored in Hobart were “tragic and completely avoidable accidents”, coroner Simon Cooper says. A friend discovered the bodies of Gregory John Burling, 58, of Newnham, and Brian Owen Daley, 56, of Mowbray on …

NSW Coroner finds surgeon should never have performed obese woman’s weight-loss operation

NSW Coroner finds surgeon should never have performed obese woman’s weight-loss operation

Updated April 26, 2018 12:48:41 A Sydney surgeon should never have operated on a obese woman who died when her stomach developed a tear after weight-loss surgery, a Coroner has found. Margot Pegum, 68, had a balloon inserted in her stomach in April 2015, despite being at higher risk due …

Police had no choice but to shoot a Lake Macquarie postal worker, coroner finds

Police had no choice but to shoot a Lake Macquarie postal worker, coroner finds

Updated April 20, 2018 16:31:54 Video: CCTV footage of Stephen Hodge threatening his boss with a knife at Warners Bay post office (ABC News) Related Story: Police had no time to negotiate before shooting postal worker dead, inquest hears Two policemen had no option but to shoot a mentally ill …

Woman who set herself alight told NT police she was determined to die, coroner hears

Woman who set herself alight told NT police she was determined to die, coroner hears

Updated April 09, 2018 19:43:59 A woman who set herself alight at an Alice Springs petrol station last year told police she was determined to die, a coronial inquest into her death has heard. Northern Territory coroner Greg Cavanagh heard evidence that in the weeks before 23-year-old Naomi Smith died …

Medical staff lacked ‘critical thinking’ in accidental overdose of Paul Lau, coroner finds

Medical staff lacked ‘critical thinking’ in accidental overdose of Paul Lau, coroner finds

Posted March 29, 2018 12:16:53 Photo: Paul Lau died in 2015 after he was prescribed the wrong pain medication following knee surgery. (Supplied) Related Story: Paul went into hospital for routine knee surgery, he died after being given the wrong medication Map: Macquarie University 2109 The coroner overseeing the inquest …