Quirks in Australian Law

Quirks in Australian Law
The Law can be a difficult topic, but not without humour! So we’ve put together some fun (real life) laws relating to the Australian Legal System to take your mind off studying torts and contracts. Please Enjoy!
Persons
Life sentences are only 25 years.
Minors may smoke but not buy cigars.
It is illegal to walk the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face.
The legal age for straight sex is 16, unless the person is in the care/custody of the older person, in which case it is 18.
You may not trade with Pirates.

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Quirks in Australian Law
The Law can be a difficult topic, but not without humour! So we’ve put together some fun (real life) laws relating to the Australian Legal System to take your mind off studying torts and contracts. Please Enjoy!
Persons
Life sentences are only 25 years.
Minors may smoke but not buy cigars.
It is illegal to walk the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face.
The legal age for straight sex is 16, unless the person is in the care/custody of the older person, in which case it is 18.
You may not trade with Pirates. (Crimes Act 1958)
Being near or in a house that is regularly used by thief’s can get you arrested. (Vagrancy Act 1966)
If you can be heard by someone while singing an obscene song, you’ll be in trouble. (Summary Offences Act 1966)
If you are to advertise a reward for the finding of a certain lost object, you must state no questions will be asked. (Crimes Act 1958)
Having an article of disguise without a lawful excuse is illegal. (Vagrancy Act 1966)
It is illegal to “seed or nucleate clouds by artificial means from a manned aircraft” to make it rain. (Rain making Control Act 1966)
Only licensed electricians may change a light bulb.
It is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday.
You must have a neck to knee swimsuit in order to swim at Brighton Beach.
All the way until the Port Arthur Killings it was legal to own an AK-47 but not legal to be gay.
Vehicles
Keys may not be left in unattended vehicles. (Road Safety Regulations 1999)
Taxis have to keep a bale of hay in the boot of their car (Repealed in most states).
Animals
It’s an offence to drive a dog or goat harnessed or attached to a vehicle in a public place. (Summary Offences Act 1966)
In the state of Queensland, Australia it is still constitutional law that all pubs must have a railing outside for patrons to tie up their horse
People may not come within 100 meters of a dead whale carcass.
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