Thursday, March 27, 2003
New smoking ban proposed.
ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says the Government will listen to community feedback on a proposal to ban smoking in cars carrying children. [...]
"It's a thing I'd be interested in listening to the community's views around," Mr Stanhope said.
"Whilst I've been prepared to support tough legislation in relation to smoking and anti-smoking legislation, we've never felt that we would intrude into people's homes or perhaps into their cars in relation to legislating their behaviour."
Not until now, obviously. How are you planning to enforce this one, get kids to dob in their folks if they light up? And isn't it interesting how the Government says it actually can listen to community opinion on matters when it chooses to...