Jacinda Ardern, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
After new section 57B (page 21, after line 38), insert:
57C Government agencies must respond to coroner’s recommendations
Any government agency that is the subject of coronial recommendations must provide a written response to the coronial recommendations.
The response must describe the actions that the agency has taken, or plans to take, as a result of the coronial recommendations.
The response to the coroner’s recommendations must be presented within 60 working days to—
the Minister responsible for the government agency making the response.
The response must be published on the website of the government agency making the response within 20 working days of it being presented in accordance with subsection (3).
The chief coroner must release a summary report every 12 months as part of annual reporting that will—
collate all responses received in the 12 months prior to the release of the report; and
include a commentary by the chief coroner on the adequacy of the responses; and
identify agencies that have failed to respond to coronial recommendations and detail what they have failed to respond to.