Opinion: Ban’s a futile effort

THE ADF has a long history of banning personal choice behaviours which are otherwise acceptable in polite society. Now the same Canberra syndrome has struck federal parliament with Prime Minister Turnbull imposing a bonking ban between ministers and their staff.

One suspects Mr Turnbull is about to discover what others take as a self-evident truth, banning personal choice behaviours rarely if ever achieves the intended outcome.

To ministers who find the temptations of sexual frisson too much to resist, there’s always Queanbeyan.

Just don’t get caught.