Coronial recommendations

At the end of an inquest, the coroner may make recommendations on anything connected with a death that relates to public health or safety, the administration of justice or ways to prevent deaths from happening in similar circumstances in the future.

The Queensland Government considers each recommendation and comments that Queensland coroners direct to them at inquests. It then produce a report with a response to each recommendation or comments directed to the government. The report outlines if (and how) the government plans to implement the recommendations.

While nothing will compensate for the loss of a loved one, it is hoped that the families and friends of the people in these reports will receive some comfort that the recommendations aimed at preventing similar tragic deaths have been considered and, in most cases, implemented.

Download the Queensland Government’s response to coronial recommendations from 2008 to 2012.

In more recent years, the government has released its responses with the individual findings.

If you have queries about the implementation of specific recommendations, contact the department named in the relevant report.