You probably deal with them in one way or another on a daily basis. Whether you’re visiting a public hospital, live in public housing, or simply catch public transport to work, public authorities are there to help you. When you’re walking down a footpath that’s maintained by the council or driving on a road that was built by Road Authorities, you’re dealing with a public body in one way or another.
Public authorities play a special and significant role in society. This is something that is recognised in legislation, as well as in general public opinion. When you’re dealing with a public official or a public body, it’s important to remember that they are there to help.