Seatbelt laws save lives and prevent brain inuries - which saves us a lot of taxpayer money. Laws proscribing dangerous behaviour in motor vehicles (riding in the tray of a ute, riding in the back of a panel van, hanging out of the car/bus/train), are there to protect the foolish. Admittedly, there is the minority for whom law means nought. They're the ones who don't care if their drivers' license is taken away from them, it won't prevent them from driving.
They've banned the use of glasses in many pubs because of the increased incidence of glassings (the glass is shoved into someone's face). A good idea when the patrons of an establishment are out of control and the chances are that someone glassed will just be some bystander having a night out.
Well, here's a bit more foolishness... the ashtrays I can agree with (though WTF they're using ashtrays for I'll never fathom, in most pubs it's now illegal to smoke!), however the rest of this takes the cake! Check it out:
SHANE MCLEOD: Queensland is often referred to as the Sunshine State. The former premier Peter Beattie tried to change that to the "smart state"; but now many Queenslanders believe they're living in what's fast becoming Australia's "nanny state".Read it all here.
Last year, the Government banned glasses from some pubs and clubs to stop so-called "glassing" attacks.
Now the state's ambulance officers want licensed venues to stop using pool cues and glass ashtrays to reduce their risk of being assaulted.
In Brisbane, Nicole Butler reports.
And the name of the general manager of the Chalk Hotel in inner Brisbane is a real
Oh, and Shane, it's not "so-called" glassing. It is generally called glassing. It's well known as glassing, and someone who has it done to them has been glassed. It's not "so-called", okay?