Legal experts say a backlog in inquests is fuelling inaction on recommendations that should be saving Indigenous lives

“The real thinkers in this field think of coroners as public health and public safety officials, and even people engaged in human rights,” says former New South Wales deputy coroner Hugh Dillon.

“If you think about it, the basic human right is the right to life, to live safely without being shot by police or killed by corrective services – accidentally or otherwise.”

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