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In the late 1980s a Canberra politician was doing a few calculations and worked out that a certain percentage of people in hospitals were there for bicycle accidents so if they were made to wear helmets there would be a few percent less injuries so the country could save a few dollars.
In Australia it is illegal to own a bullet proof vest unless you have special police approval.In 2011 some muslims suggested to also introduce some mild form of Sharia law in Australia but politicians were quick to knock this one on the head....Hoon is the Aussie word to describe someone with anti social driving behaviour, typically under 25 years old driving too fast, making too much noise and doing dangerous and unlawful stunts.After the february 7 elections in Queensland electoral commissioner Bob Longland said that many letters had been sent out informing people they had to pay a fine unless they had a good excuse.The ECQ collects more than $1 million from non-voters at each election.Read more about this nonsense of pollution in the Daintree.
On the Daintree river ferry in north Queensland the local council regulations say that trucks carrying fuel have to travel on the ferry alone, with no other vehicles or passengers, even if it is peak time and queues are built up on both sides of the river.
Authorities apparently receive regular complaints of people eating cats and dogs but a recent report that somone had bought a puppy for the purpose of eating it led to this new law which also prohibits people from slaughtering any other animal not included in the Meat Industry Act as "consumable".
Queensland Fancy Cheese Products - a succesful 37 year old family business that has become an institution in the Brisbane suburb of New Farm was instructed to close down by the court in january 2004.
The Australian court system recognizes in certain cases the ancient Aboriginal tribal laws where offenders are punished for their actions by members of the victim's family.
For instance in the case of a murder in 2002 in Central Australia, Alice Springs magistrate Michael Ward ordered the murderer be taken to Nyrripi, about 450km west of Alice Springs, where he would suffer traditional Aboriginal justice, or payback, at the hands of the victim's relatives who speared Webb no less than 13 times and also broke his ankle during a ceremony that was witnessed by police and health workers!
The need for restrictions on guns are obvious but bulletproof vests could not harm anybody else and can only protect people, seems strange to outlaw them...