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Registering deaths abroad to be easier

AAP logoAAP 1/09/2016

The federal government is making it simpler for the overseas deaths of Australians to be registered.

A bill introduced to parliament on Thursday will give the foreign minister the flexibility to appoint any state or territory registrar as the registrar of deaths abroad.

Under existing arrangements people experience "procedural limbo" trying to negotiate with state or territory registrars.

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