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Health, Death, and Indigenous Australians in the Coronial system

Carpenter, Belinda J. & Tait, Gordon W. (2009) Health, Death, and Indigenous Australians in the Coronial system. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1, pp. 29-41.

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Abstract

This paper details research conducted in Queensland during the first year of operation of the new Coroners Act 2003. Information was gathered from all completed investigations between December 2003 and December 2004 across five categories of death: accidental, suicide, natural, medical and homicide. It was found that 25 percent of the total number of Indigenous deaths recorded in 2004 were reported to, and investigated by, the Coroner, in comparison to 9.4 percent of non-Indigenous deaths. Moreover, Indigenous people were found to be over-represented in each category of death, except in death in a medical setting, where they were absent.

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ID Code: 28870
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Indigenous Australians, Coronial system, Death, Health
ISSN: 0729-4352
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Race and Ethnic Relations (160803)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Aboriginal Studies Press
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2009 10:49
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:56

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