drop boxThe New South Wales Coroner has recommended "safe haven" laws to allow desperate parents to hand over their babies without fear of "humiliation or prosecution".

The recommendations came at the inquest into the death of baby Lily Grace, who was found buried in a shallow grave in sand dunes at South Maroubra beach in November 2014.

 

The coroner recommended the NSW Government introduce "safe haven" laws, and renewed the call for the State Government to consider setting up so-called baby boxes at public hospitals.

The 29th April marks, “Baby Lily Grace Awareness Day”, where a predawn (5am) ceremony, each year, partnered with Joseph Medcalf Funeral Services, will be held to honour and remember all children of our Nation who have passed without the community knowing family heritage. The Honourable Kristina Keneally, former Premier of New South Wales and Patron for the Still Birth Foundation Australia, will present and lead a Memorial Walk from the South Chapel to the Garden of Innocence at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park.  A copy of the Baby Lily Grace Awareness Day brief is attached for further information.

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