The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is Victoria’s State Archive and is responsible for the establishment of standards for the management of public records under Section 12 of the Public Records Act 1973. The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) is currently working with PROV to develop a Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) for medico-legal […]
Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) is the formal process whereby multiple individuals who have died as a result of a single incident have their identity established through the application of scientifically proven techniques. The nature of most mass fatality incidents means that visual recognition is rarely an appropriate option, and even in those situations when the […]
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE HON ROBERT CLARK MP, ATTORNEY GENERAL Tuesday 22 July 2014 Victorian experts to assist in MH17 identification process Four Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) will today leave for Amsterdam to assist in efforts to identify the victims of the MH17 tragedy […]
It wasn’t quite an unveiling. In fact it was more of a snipping or cutting exercise, but either way, Bruce Esplin’s fabulous bronze sculpture The Gift was well and truly launched today by the Attorney General, The Hon Robert Clark MP at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine today. The amazing […]
Over a one-week period in January 2014, an extra 139 deaths were reported to the Coroner over and above the usual numbers of deaths that would be expected at this time of year.