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AustraliaFuneral director's bid for AVOs against grieving family dismissed

19:20  14 march  2019
19:20  14 march  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Funeral directors Terry and Shirley Goater are on one side of an extraordinary feud which has been The Goaters collected her body from the Fairview nursing home and told her devastated family they The resulting spectacular blow-up has resulted in Terry Goater applying for an AVO against Dianne.

Video provided by A Current Affair

A magistrate has dismissed applications for apprehended violence orders (AVOs) against four members of a grieving family taken out by a funeral director who left their relative’s body in the back of a car for nearly 24 hours.

Undertakers Terry and Shirley Goater were confronted by Dianne Chappell and her family in October 2017 after she discovered her deceased mum’s body was left in the Goaters' panel van while the funeral directors enjoyed a day out at a country music festival.

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Funeral director's bid for AVOs against grieving family dismissed© A Current Affair Funeral directors Terry and Shirley Goater applied for AVOs against members of a grieving family.

In vision filmed by A Current Affair, Dianne Chappell was restrained by family members as she lunged towards Shirley Goater through an open car window.

In smartphone vision provided by the Chappell family, Dianne’s sister Kay is heard saying to Shirley, "I could rip your f------ head off right now", as she expressed her disgust.

Funeral director's bid for AVOs against grieving family dismissed© A Current Affair Dianne Chappell (in white) was restrained by family members.

Shirley Goater’s husband Terry applied for AVOs on behalf of his wife against Dianne Chappell, Kay McKenzie, Lisa Norrie and Matty Norrie.

A magistrate ordered the parties to attend mediation sessions before returning to Moree local court this week.

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Funeral director's bid for AVOs against grieving family dismissed© A Current Affair Dianne's mother's body was left in the Goaters' panel van overnight.

During the second hearing, the magistrate played a DVD of the A Current Affair story to the court before dismissing the AVO applications.

After the decision, Dianne Chappell told A Current Affair, "We are extremely happy that all of our names have been cleared, but I’d like to see the authorities take action against the Goaters for what they did to my mum."

Terry and Shirley Goater maintain they acted in accordance with NSW health regulations.

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