Monday, August 04, 2008

NSW Government In Search Of Teenage Spies

The Iemma government continues its privatisation of policing duties. The Liberal opposition is right, this stinks of entrapment :
A team of young government spies will be dispatched across Sydney to "test" whether pubs and clubs are checking IDs before letting punters gamble.

The NSW State Government has called for tenders from research firms to provide a group of 18- and 19-year-olds to be sent to pubs, clubs and Star City Casino in the next six months.

Under the plan, the latest left-field idea from the Iemma government, the group will report the number of times they were asked for identification while gambling across Sydney.

The team, expected to include as many as 15 young adults, will also be deployed to TABs and bookmakers.