This morning Coroner John Lock took final submissions in relation to the deaths of three Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, in an “insider attack” in August 2012.
Level Twenty Seven Chambers barrister Anthony Marinac, who has prior full-time military experience, was one of two Counsel Assisting the inquest, which initially ran for ten days in October last year. This is the first time that an Australian coroner has examined deaths occurring during overseas operations.
The inquest is investigating the adequacy of risk mitigation and whether any recommendations could reduce the likelihood of similar deaths in the future.
The coroner will release his findings at a later date.
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