VIFM in the Media

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Press Statements

Media Release 18 January 2012 from the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research – “Is industry ready for an ageing workforce?”


Press statement from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine – “Forensic Experts Identify Ned Kelly Remains”, 01 September 2011.

VIFM Media Release – Ned Kelly Remains – 01 Sept 2011


Press statement from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, in response to the Ombudsman’s Report tabled in Parliament May 4, 2011.

Press Statement – Response to Ombudsman’s Report – 4 May 2011


Press statement from the National Coronial Information System (NCIS) department on emergency lane deaths.

Press Statement – Emergency lane deaths – 20 April 2011


Media Articles

Click here for a selection of  ‘Ned Kelly’ related news items.

The Ballarat Doctor behind Doctor Blake – 5 March 2013

Imagine the Unimagineable – 3 Febryary 2013

Thousands of deaths not properly reported – 14 November 2012

Rules break the skin and bone bank – Sydney morning Herald – 21 July 2012

Donor shortage left fire survivor facing the fight of her life – Brisbane Times – 19 July 2012

Plans for Forensic Dentistry – Fiji Times – 21 June 2012

Poisoning death didn’t appear suspicious: police – ABC News – 31 May 2012

World Roundup 2011 – Archaeology Magazine – January 2012

Drugged Drivers too far off the Radar – 25 September 2011

Dying in the arms of the state – 03 September 2011

Rare to detect sperm after 65 hours – 25 Aug 2011

Bid to exhume suspect in Ned Kelly case - 04 Aug 2011

Archaeological facial reconstruction isn’t like the telly – 17 May 2011

Murder victim taken ‘cocktail of drugs’ 07 April 2011

This May Save Your Child’s Life 02 April 2011

The Real Life Adventures of Maggot Man 05 September 2010

Piecing together a massacre’s victims 12 August 2010

Mystery of Ned Kelly’s skull to be solved by scientists 21 June 2010

Help needed in mysterious case of Ned 20 June 2010

How to beat a drugs test 16 May 2010

Medical Pioneer at Monash University – Graeme Schofield 19 April 2010

Skull scan rebuilds ancient face 05 April 2010

Hotel Development Reveals Graves 11 March 2010

Victims Cause of Death Uncertain 04 March 2010

Plot to vilify Timor rebels lover cited 20 February 2010

Death Toll soars in smack boom 22 November 2009

Australian officials to test Ned Kelly skull 14 November 2009




Triple J’s ‘Hack’ files – The Real CSI by Irene Scott, 18 January 2010

In this Hack series we take a look behind the heavy doors of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne. You’ll find out how long drugs stay in your system, hear about the rise in heroin deaths in Victoria and find out why this TV fad is causing troubles for our courts.  Let’s start by meeting some of the people that work with the deceased on a daily basis… Read more