COMMENT

It's that time of year again, when all the hand-wringers come out to complain about fireworks.

They went on sale at midnight on Friday and firefighters have already warned we'll likely see three periods of "heavy use" this year - tonight, Guy Fawkes (November 5) and next weekend.

I predict equally heavy use of social media on those same dates, with great long threads of outraged people blaming their scared pets and sleepless babies on the neighbours' backyard display.

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No doubt some isolated incident of misadventure or misbehaviour will reignite a national debate in the media about banning private

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