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Locking the nanny state in : Comments

By Brant Rippon and Andrew Laming, published 8/8/2011

Should the man who can legally break into your house have to pay licence fees to be able to do so?

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Unrelated to the locksmith issue, but indicative of the inanities of the nanny state imposed on SA by 10 years of Labor, was my experience at the weekend when I took an overseas visitor to tour Martindale Hall. The nanny state has decreed we are no longer allowed to see the magnificent cellar as it has only one exit and is hence an unacceptable fire risk.

Does any one know of a cellar with 2 exits, or know of anyone who has been injured, let alone killed, in consequence of a fire while they were in a cellar?

While our taxes are wasted on a bevy of highly-paid bureaucrats to dream up and enforce such nonsense, it has been estimated that thousands of people die each year as a result of preventable hospital errors (eg The Age 8 March 2011).
Posted by L.B.Loveday, Monday, 8 August 2011 8:13:10 AM
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A bit like having to be accredited to place orange cones on roadways. There's a one day course involved (even if you can use a tape measure and a two way radio already)
Posted by renew, Monday, 8 August 2011 9:47:06 AM
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Hi Loveday & Renew,
Don't worry, W.A. is ruled by "Nannyism" also.
The trouble is that extreme nannyism takes away peoples' natural instincts, ergo, check behind the car to see if there are no kids or kids toys, and a million other 'care stripping' things. Just because you have a pool fence, doesn't mean you don't have to keep watching the kids My sincere sympathy to all out there who have experienced the loss of a child as a result of the above. It is Nannyism and stupid Political correctness which is bringing parts of this great country down.
My Husband has an aquaintance who is a public servant, he said that if a man has to talk to a female public servant,at work, he is not allowed to cross his arms in front of him as that is deemed to be a 'threatening pose'....what is this world coming to I ask? I am with you Loveday, if we went back to basics, did away with tax payer funded public servants, we all would be wealthier, and life would go back to normal, if we can remember what normal is. Oh! boy, you have really exposed one of my pet hates.
Cheers
NSB
Posted by Noisy Scrub Bird, Monday, 8 August 2011 11:59:58 AM
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have you noticed that its only the privileged who regularly complain about a nanny state?
Posted by Rainier, Monday, 8 August 2011 12:45:42 PM
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Have you noticed that it's only the incompetent who demand one?
Posted by Antiseptic, Monday, 8 August 2011 1:05:51 PM
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..and those who pretend not to have benefitted from one.
Posted by Rainier, Monday, 8 August 2011 1:12:21 PM
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