Foreign student death details suppressed

Australia“Details of the deaths of more than 50 overseas students have been suppressed by Australian coroners amid evidence the death toll is higher than the Federal Government has admitted. State and territory coroners, under the National Coroners Information System, have refused an application by The Age for data on the deaths of overseas students in the year to November 2008. A spokeswoman for Victorian Coroner Jennifer Coate said last night that the information would not be made public because it was not exhaustive …” (more)

[Chris Johnston and Heath Gilmore, Brisbane Times, 1 July]

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