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On 3 December 2010, the former NSW Senior Deputy State Coroner, Magistrate Jacqueline M. Milledge, handed down her recommendations following the inquest into the death of Ms Dianne Brimble on board the P&O cruise ship 'Pacific Sky' on 24 September 2002.

On 22 June 2012, the Commonwealth Government released the Government Response to the recommendations of the NSW Coroner following the inquest into the death of Ms Dianne Brimble.

The government's response has been developed following extensive consultation with Commonwealth Government departments and agencies with responsibility for and expertise in matters relating to the maritime sector including the regulation of Australian-flagged ships, maritime safety, the control of Australia' borders, crime prevention, reporting of crime and the investigation of crimes that occur on ships within Australia's jurisdiction.

The death of Dianne Brimble was a tragic event and the Commonwealth Government extends its condolences to her family and friends.

The government would also like to thank Magistrate Milledge, Mr Brimble and International Cruise Victims Australia for their efforts in working to minimise the risk of this kind of tragic event occurring again.

Date Published: Thursday, 21 June 2012