We agree that the WA coroner must investigate the events leading up to the deaths of Arron’s family.
There are clearly a number of issues that relate specifically to the mental health history of the mothers family and how that was not appropriately acknowledged by the legal professionals during the family law matter.
This is another failure of the Family Law system that has resulted in the deaths of children.
This from the Australian:
West Australian Attorney-General John Quigley has sought legal advice on whether he can order a public inquest into the deaths of four children, their mother and grandmother in the worst mass shooting since the Port Arthur massacre.
The move comes after The Weekend Australian revealed the grandfather who killed them had a violent family history that raised red flags and led to a recommendation the children’s time with their grandparents be limited.
Mr Cockman wrote to Mr Quigley on Friday, urging him to use his powers under the Coroners Act to insist on a public inquest to help prevent children being killed. “We have public inquests, in the public interest, into such a wide range of deaths,” he wrote. “Why would there not be one into such an extreme set of murders when there is a clear opportunity that it might illuminate ways to protect future generations of our children?”