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Nanny State advocates to be probed by Senate Committee

Although drinking alcohol or indeed smoking, gambling, fast food or cycling without a helmet may not be for everyone; one Senator is leading the fight against nanny state regulators who want to protect Australians from themselves.

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm has launched a Senate Inquiry that will examine laws and regulation that “restrict personal choice ‘for the individual’s own good’”.

A champion of the right to make choices, greater freedom, smaller government and taking personal responsibility, this inquiry goes to the heart of Senator Leyonhjelm’s own political convictions.

It might sound a little “Yes Prime Minister” but for those in the business of hospitality and alcohol sales where every aspect is highly regulated; a libertarian keen to throw a spot light on nanny-state regulations is a breath of fresh air.

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