As the person responsible for the mortuary, Jodie is also responsible for the storage in the case of mass fatalities.
Jodie said that Australia was completely unprepared to deal with the number of fatalities that came with the Port Arthur massacre.
“Port Arthur was the first experience Australia had in such a mass fatality,” she said.
“But it made us realise that no one state can actually do it, that it needs to be a team right around Australia and the expertise needs to be around there.”
Jodie reveals why she became involved in her profession, what running a mortuary entails and how the Port Arthur massacre taught her how to prepare for other mass casualties including the Bali Bombings.
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