Hey HiJack, I'm happy too! :wink - as in friendly wink:
And not wanting to hijack this thread (no, that wasn't an intended pun)...
Interesting about the law and recordings. Usually it is not illegal to record, but it's how its used. If it's illegal to record, I wonder how they deal with all the tablets and phones etc. (LOL - to the checkout chick that queried why I had a video camera in my bag: "My phone is off for repair." - and that was totally acceptable!)
And yes to an up-front declaration of recordings. That is often a legal requirement for phone recordings etc (for companies LOL) else otherwise mitigates any post-declaration privacy arguments of a complainer.
But it also often prevents nasty confrontation.
And don'tcha love affirmative action (or anti discrimination)? It is wrong that there should be the lighter handling of the target groups, but until the much greater crim.... wrong of discrimination disappears IMO it is a necessity, and totally fair. (Hence the "affirmative action" situation here - it is a legal bias that attempts to redress a civil bias. IMO if the norms want to remove that affirmative bias all they have to do is overcome else remove their bias. Simple eh? (Not!).)
Of course it can be abused, but in cases of wrong (eg, nasty cops), it can be beneficial by instigating a civil(ised) approach.
I wonder if my gf will ever pull her indigenous status, or if I ever pull my NESB status (Non-English Speaking Background)? Both are ridiculous as we are indiscriminable from everyday ockers, not that that prevents others knowing our backgrounds and being biased against that.
Forgive my later diversion, but that too is one of my passions.
Back to DVRs...