A coronial inquest will examine any links between the suicide of a young Canberra woman and the actions of authorities, a court has heard.
A five-day hearing into the death of Brontë Haskins, 23, was listed to begin on January 31 next year.
Ms Haskins had a long history of drug use and mental illness and was put on bail in the days before she died in relation to drug-related offences.
She was banned from taking drugs as part of her bail conditions but her family said she was still using on her release from the prison.
She died by suicide on February 18 last year at the home of an ex-partner.
Her family says despite their calls for help authorities missed multiple opportunities to intervene and help save Ms Haskins' life.
At first, Coroner James Stewart had decided not to hold a public hearing for the inquest into Ms Haskins' death.
But at a directions hearing on Monday in the ACT Coroners Court he said after receiving a letter from her family he had reviewed the file, including new material that had since emerged.
In light of that he had decided to hold a public examination into the young woman's suicide.
An issues list was also read out in court on Monday detailing what the inquest would examine.
It included any links between Ms Haskins' death and her time at the jail, her conditions of bail, the actions of police and mental health services and her interaction with the man at whose home her body was found.
Mr Stewart acknowledged the hurt the inquest would expose to the young woman's family, who were present in court.
"It is important for the family to know that the court does have a heart," he said.
"I'll try to keep your views at the forefront of my mind."
The case was expected to return to court for further directions on July 6.
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