Saturday, April 21, 2012

Stupid Australian Laws

Just in case you think I'm making fun of your country, allow me to show you just some of the 'Dumb Laws in Australia'

Children may not purchase cigarettes, but they may smoke them.

It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burgular

It is illegal to walk on the right hand side of a footpath.

Taxi cabs are required to carry a bale of hay in the trunk

Bars are required to stable, water and feed the horses of their patrons.

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.

Until the Port Arthur Killings it was legal to own an AK-47 but not legal to be gay. (just a few years ago)

Lawmakers are proposing a new law that will not allow anyone to come closer than 100 meters from a dead whale’s carcass. (Recently passed)

You may urinate on the rear left tire of your own car in the absence of a urinal.

And if you think anyone actually obeys these old laws you'd be mistaken.....


Magsx2 said...

Hi Tempo,
LOL, there are some very old laws in this lot, I love the idea of the taxi carrying the bale of hay, and also the urinating on your own car tyre, I love someone to test that one is court. Loved the list.

Tempo said...

Hi Mags, I have to assume the Taxi one would have been from when they were horse drawn taxi carts.(at least 5 years ago) The peeing on your tire....I guess women were supposed to just wait until their bladder explodes?

River said...

At my age a neck to knee swimsuit sounds pretty good, to hide the sagging flab.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

They all seem emminently logical, except the one about the whale. Why?
Do they think it's going to get sexually molested?

Windsmoke. said...

Sharks certainly would have a whale of a time feeding off a whale carcass and anything else that happened to be swimming around at the time :-).

Tempo said...

Agreed River, I feel exactly the same about that one. But in my case covering up would be a public service.
Hi TSB, A while back a whale washed in and spent a week dobbing about dead in our waters. Stupid bastards went out there in boats and climbed on the whale for photos while HUGE sharks took bites from it and the Fisheries were powerless to stop them so... thay passed yet another stupid kneejerk law
Exactly right Windsmoke, thats what happened and they were lucky that no one was actually eaten.

Symdaddy said...

And I thought some of ours were stupid!

Tempo said...

Hey Symdaddy, where do you think we got our best/worst laws from mate...the old country

Sarah said...

Is it still illegal to be gay?

Tempo said...

Hi Sarah, thankfully no longer illegal in Australia. South Australia was first to throw that old law out when we had a gay Premier. The other states followed along kicking and screaming. The next battle is gay marriage and that doesn't seem like becoming legal quite yet.

Anonymous said...

Very funny! I These laws are very old but true to the Aussie Spirit. About a year ago a man held up the Sydney Habour Bridge. One of he charges was an old one..jumping from high places.. I'm a Texan living permanently in Australia and its the gayest society I've ever seen...San Francisco everywhere. It's also the greatest place I've ever lived in and I have traveled and lived in more places than most. If more Americans knew how good it is on OZ, we would all be driving on the right side of the road..
Papi Chulo

Keith Manen said...

Kinda. Ambergris is worth thousands and whale bodies tend to explode with enough force that it can do some damage to you.