Nanny State Laws in Australia

The nanny state is insidious and prevents us from making our own decisions. It doesn`t matter how wise they are, as long as we don`t hurt anyone, it shouldn`t happen. Furthermore, we should be free to think and say what we want, subject to nothing more than counter-arguments from those who hold a contrary opinion. Australia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world and an amazing place to live, but the reality is that Australia is a nanny state. I know my job as a destination influencer and experience is to promote beautiful destinations, and if you read a number of these articles, you`ll know that I love Australia. I will also include beautiful photos of Australia in this article so you know that Australia is a beautiful country. Let`s start with this one. [clickToTweet tweet=”I love Australia even though it`s a nanny state. #travel #seeaustralia #ngtradar” quote=”I love Australia, even though it`s a nanny state. » theme=”style4″] I love the European analogy and I totally agree with you.

I don`t think Australia has too much to worry about, so we`re cleaning up our people. That is my humble opinion and it is based on our observations of what other countries are facing. In September 2021, the Washington Post`s editorial board denounced “dictatorships” that “impose decisions about what people can see, hear, and, to the extent that regimes can manage, think.” Xi Jinping, as general secretary of the Communist Party of China and president of the People`s Republic of China, wrote the council, “pushing the nanny state into people`s personal lives,” with regulations on online gambling among the country`s teenagers, among other things. “Few [parents],” the council argued, “want to leave parental decisions to an authoritarian party-state.” [26] As a type of car, Australian car enthusiasts envy your freedom for car modifications, the laws here are quite strict. The city-state of Singapore has a reputation as a nanny state due to the sheer number of government regulations and restrictions on the lives of its citizens. [12] Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, the architect of modern Singapore, remarked: “If Singapore is a nanny state, then I am proud to have promoted one. [13] In an interview in the Straits Times in 1987, Lee stated: Some mentioned the same issues that research looked at: mandatory bicycle helmets (almost unique to Australia), our tobacco taxes (the highest in the world), alcohol taxes (almost the highest), alcohol regulation (including Sydney`s lockdown laws), and recreational cannabis (still completely banned). I also call Australia “home”, but I`ve never really managed to get to all the rules and regulations of the nanny state – some of them are just too stupid. The reason seems to be that we have far too many civil servants to secure their jobs, they propose new rules that they then control themselves (no more work for the future).

One result seems to be that more and more people are losing their ability to think for themselves or take responsibility for their actions. Another result is that we have to pay excessive prices for everything – partly because everyone has extra work to comply with all regulations. Did you know that (for several years) no craftsman can directly replace a broken power tool with a new one? It is illegal to go to a hardware store, buy a new, fresh electric drill out of the box, with a 2-year warranty, and use it! No, any power tool used on a construction site must first be inspected by a certified electrician (for a $45 fee, of course) and requires an approval label – you`re not allowed to use it before! And don`t start with me that, strictly speaking, you now have to call an electrician to change a burnt out light bulb. Best joke: With the mining boom, most electricians prefer to work for mines, so you can`t even make a home visit for a single bulb change. Just a small formality: games require a rating to be sold in stores in Australia, so games that are denied classification are therefore illegal to sell. But in most states, they are not illegal to possess. So they`re not really “banned” – it`s a restriction on commercial sale, not personal possession. The term has been used to describe federal and state government policies. Canadian journalist and magazine publisher Tyler Brûlé argued that Australian cities were being over-rehabilitated and that the country was on the verge of becoming the dumbest nation in the world.

This has been attributed to the elimination of personal liability and the increase in the number and scope of health and safety legislation. [7] Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm also used the term when launching an Australian Senate inquiry into laws and regulations that restrict personal choice “for the good of the individual.” [8] The term has also been used to criticize mandatory bicycle helmet laws, gun control laws, bans on alcohol in public places, plain packaging of cigarettes, and laws on the lockout of pubs and clubs. [9] And woe betide all those of a minority with different points of view. A black or brunette person who does not subscribe to the racist narrative of oppression, who is gay but does not find homophobia on every street corner, a woman who does not subscribe to the masculine concept of patriarchy, or a transsexual who expresses doubts about sex change among young people, quickly realizes that there is no anger like that of a brilliant nanny whose sense of superiority is restored. Under consideration. But this is not the case. While many of us are against certain nannies laws, there are simply too many who think it`s acceptable to others because of their sense of superiority. And that leaves us with a tricky question: If there are so many people who are unable to make the right decisions and need smart people to lead them, how can we expect them to elect a government? Will they not misunderstand that as well? This became very clear during the state inquiry into the Senate nanny, which I led four years ago. In addition to nearly 500 submissions, hundreds of people communicated their frustrations in a less formal way. Some examples of what could be interpreted as a “nanny state”: The “Soft Drinks Industry Tax”, the British tax on sugary drinks proposed in 2016 and applicable from 2018, was described by MP Will Quince as “condescending, regressive and the nanny state at its worst”. [19] I would say that this is a revealing article.

I thought other developed countries had looser laws on certain things (and Australia, which I consider very relaxed). California is not that far from how the Australian government operates. There are some very strange laws here. Second, one law seems to contradict the other. For example, something as simple as parking is a nightmare. The other day, I had to read four signs on a pole to make sure I could park in a plaza. If you have a home, there are laws and regulations that tell you what color to paint it, how to design the front yard, what plants you are allowed to use, and how often you should use your watering per week. Those are two examples, but you get the idea. Sydney`s lockout law, introduced in response to increasing violence under the influence of alcohol, particularly in the King`s Cross district, states that establishments will no longer allow access after 1.30am and will no longer be allowed to serve alcohol in parts of Sydney`s central business district and King`s Cross district after 3am.