The ABC’s got a po-faced story reminding us that not only can you not buy fireworks this year, but if you get caught with them you’re in big trouble:
Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe says the ban was implemented following a number of reviews.
“The ban was eventually considered necessary in the interests of public safety and animal welfare,” he said.
“If a retailer is caught selling fireworks, or any person is caught possessing, using or attempting to purchase fireworks this long weekend, they may be prosecuted and subject to serious penalties.”
When empire building aligns with arse-covering just watch the bureaucracy grow like topsy.
I think I might make a sparkler bomb.
(oh yes, double demerits too)