Friends and I were having an enjoyable night at Caphs on Friday night when some of the ACT Governmentâ€™s â€˜storm troopersâ€™ (some confusion if they were from Fair Trading or Liquor licensing) come along and told Caphs that they had too many tables on the sidewalk. Apparently they were around 10 tables over their permit.
Some customers were pretty pissed-off, while a nearby proprietor asked the storm-troopers why they werenâ€™t around (and taking action) in the early hours of the morning when night clubbers were urinating and vomiting on their shopfronts and vandalising their businesses. The storm troopers said it wasnâ€™t their responsibility.
Once again the local authorities screw small business. Well done Nero, Drunken John and Simple Simon!