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Open letter calling for greater action on homelessness deaths in Western Australia

Updated: Mar 20

The WAAEH recently wrote to the Attorney-Generals Office requesting their support in amending the WA Coroners Act 1996 to stipulate that the death of a person experiencing homelessness must be reported to the coroner. Currently, there is no requirement in the act for such deaths to be reported, which can lead to underreporting and a lack of understanding of the true impact of homelessness on our community.

 

By requiring the reporting of these deaths, we can ensure that each death is properly investigated and recorded, providing valuable data that can help us better understand the causes of homelessness and work towards preventing future deaths.

 

The WAAEH believes that this amendment is a crucial step towards addressing the issue of homelessness in our state, for a copy of the letter and its co-signed please click here



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