Monday, February 07, 2011

"unlikely to be detrimental to public safety"

Palmerston North coroner Tim Scott should be applauded for the bold moves he made this week to lift the veil of secrecy and shame surrounding suicide

About bloody time.

The law effectively assumes that publishing the circumstances of a suicide compromises public safety, but allows coroners to override that assumption. They rarely do.

Like any other tragedy we clamour to read about, suicide should be reported with all details.

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