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Edgeler nails this one. Abolish coroners https://t.co/BgPdDb2mDv — Graeme Edgeler (@GraemeEdgeler) July 30, 2019 Recall that coroners in NZ operate under crappy legislation that invites them to speculate about measures that might prevent identical cases in future, but putting zero weight on practicability or cost-effectiveness or sanity.NZ coroners have made a lot of nutty calls based on this. I'd put together a list a few years ago: Search Google NZ for "Coroner recommends" and you'll find:Coroner recommends quad-bikes be equipped with rotational towballs Coroner recommends that all farm houses be fenced off. "Mr Scott called for farmers and Labour Department officials to lobby the government to make fencing compulsory on all farms" Coroner recommends age restrictions on butane and

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Edgeler nails this one.

Recall that coroners in NZ operate under crappy legislation that invites them to speculate about measures that might prevent identical cases in future, but putting zero weight on practicability or cost-effectiveness or sanity.

NZ coroners have made a lot of nutty calls based on this. I'd put together a list a few years ago:

Search Google NZ for "Coroner recommends" and you'll find:
This case is worse. The coroner here blames grieving parents for letting their daughter walk to school. This is not the parents' fault. Fear of other parents casting a side-eye drives a lot of cotton-woolling of kids elsewhere. We shouldn't start this here.

Abolish coroners. And especially abolish Coroner Tim Scott. 

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