Monday, May 20, 2024

NSW allocates $18m to Coroners Court for Bondi stabbing inquest

The NSW Government has announced it will allocate up to $18 million in additional funding to the State Coroners Court to allow an extensive and timely inquest into the Bondi Junction stabbing incident.

The tragic events will be the subject of a mandatory inquest by the NSW State Coroner, Her Honour Magistrate Teresa O’Sullivan.

“This funding will allow the inquiry to proceed with trauma-informed care for victims and families, including appropriate family liaison supports,” said Premier, Chris Minns.

He said the allocation will give the court certainty and ensure other inquests and inquiries are not delayed.

It is expected the funding will allow an additional Deputy State Coroner to be appointed to oversee other inquests and inquiries during the course of the Bondi Junction inquest.

The move is consistent with the approach taken following the Lindt Café siege.

“The thoughts of our state and nation are with those impacted by this tragedy, and the NSW Government is committed to ensuring victims and their families are supported over the days and months ahead,” said Mr Minns.

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