69. (1) The Coroner shall not conduct a hearing into a death in custody unless satisfied that—
(a) a member of the immediate family of the deceased has been notified of the time and place of the hearing; or
(b) reasonable efforts to notify a member of the immediate family of the deceased have been made but were unsuccessful;
and, if the deceased was an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander, the appropriate local aboriginal legal service has been notified.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) prevents a Coroner from conducting a hearing if the Coroner believes, on reasonable grounds, that it would be in the public interest or the interests of justice to do so.