These desperate to make news dummies create wasted effort on a grand scale by forcing private consultants ( scientists and engineers ) to back lowered building standards for high risk areas - ( Think --recent building collapse or flood damage )
In our day this should not happen anywhere in the world , but its now a common and growing thing for people with money to employ a good consultant to say how wonderful HIS/ HER new development is . " I just bought a cheap bargain block on a steep hillside or on a floodplain" .
The Right should get a big kick for their stupid support of all things private in this. There is such a thing as public interest and the Right no longer seem to know where to find it .
Public servants dedicated to prevention and prediction roles can greatly reduce this growing disaster area. I know because I have been there and done that
You heard it first on 24th October 2012 from Emperor's Academy - horse for courses .