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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Statement from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Friday, October 06, 2017

    Statement from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath

    I am directing the State Coroner to reopen the inquest into the disappearance of Sharron Phillips in 1986, under the Coroners Act 1958.

    The original inquest conducted in January 1988 found there was insufficient evidence to commit any person to trial.

    However today’s comments by Inspector Damien Hansen of the Queensland Police Service Homicide Investigation Unit, and his subsequent briefing to the Queensland Coroner, have satisfied me that this inquest should be reopened.

    I know all Queenslanders are thinking of Sharron Phillips’s family tonight and hoping her loved ones will finally have answers.

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