Half of Victoria and perhaps Australia think we live in a nanny state. Maybe we do. But look at the drop in work place accidents. Look at the drop in the road toll. There are many such examples.
Generally we trust the authorities with our health and safety. We trust that trains are not going to bang into each other. We trust that at intersections opposing traffic will not have a green light when we have one. We trust we are not going to get a zapping when we switch on a power point. We trust that the water coming out of our taps is clean. It should be so.
We should also be able to trust that when a dangerous situation is pointed out to a government authority, it will be dealt with expediently.
Seems though our Civil Aviation Safety Authority has failed though. Eight separate reports to CASA about a small plane being flown recklessly and dangerously were ignored. Can you guess what then happened? Yep, it crashed and the offending pilot was killed.
Now CASA are also there to ensure the safety of our large passenger jets too. How can we have any faith in CASA at all?
It is quite disturbing. Here is a link to The Age story.