The High Court ruled this week that outside of Responsible Service of Alcohol, publicans have no duty of care to their patrons for their actions once they leave the establishment.
What! No! That means people will actually have to take responsibility for their own actions, and that can't happen in the Nanny State. We need to have every commonsense decision legislated, because obviously we can't be held accountable to ourselves, someone needs to be liable! It also means I can't sue De Bortoli's for the cost of raising GG, apparently.
I don't understand how this can happen? I thought we did away with such outdated concepts like commonsense and self-accountability when that woman put a McDonalds drive-thru coffee between her legs, and was surprised that it was hot when it inevitably spilled. She should just thank her lucky stars she didn't have to drink the bloody swill.
Does this mean when I sink a vat of margaritas on my upcoming Girls Night, lose my keys, forget where I live and fall asleep on the lawn, I won't be able to hold the nightclub or the City Council liable for the stains on my silk blouse? Surely not, they should anticipate things like this, something should be done, we can't be expected to look after ourselves, for Chrissake!