Just the title says a lot http://au.news.yahoo.com/080421/2/16k0o.html So a few planes get light up by class 3 or 4 lasers and the obvious solution is to ban all lasers, even those that couldn't possibly be used for that purpose. Just goes to show why politicians should never be allowed to make decisions on anything involving science/physics they do not understand. I mean FFS the new rules will now make it a criminal offence to be in possesion of a computer mouse :roll: (wonder if it also extends to portable CD/DVD players?) - not to mention a whole host of power tools, conference equipment, scientific equipment (eg infra-red thermometers) that also contain low-powered lasers. Sure there's the possibility of getting a permit - but what's the bet there's some sort of fee attached to that (another brilliant revenue raising opportunity). Guess on the plus side it'll mean a crapload of cheap stuff on eBay for those of us in other states :grin: (at least until our stupid politicians decide to jump on the bandwagon).