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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme


Australia 'has become a nanny state'

August 26th, 2015

Episode 567 of 1273 episodes

Australia has become a nanny state, according to a leading Australian politician. It is now illegal to pitch a tent without a permit or light a cigarette in a public place. Australians' "adventurous spirit" is being paralysed by rules and regulations said Senator Richard Lion-Helm, who is setting up a parliamentary inquiry into the issue.