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[Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!

 
Anonymous Coward
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05/31/2011 10:24 PM
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[Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!
ustralians have never shied away from profanities a television advertisement for a Toyota pick-up truck a few years ago featured only one word, repeated numerous times: "Bugger."

But now people who swear "obnoxiously" in the state of Victoria face being fined nearly A$240 (£155). The move, initiated by the new conservative government, has been likened to the establishment of a state-wide "swear jar". The government is introducing legislation this week that will enable police to issue on-the-spot fines for swearing, similar to parking or speeding notices.

[link to www.independent.co.uk]
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05/31/2011 10:25 PM
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Re: [Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!
ROBOTdancedamned2

An occasional word here or there is fine. Some colorful metaphors.


It can definitely be overdone depending on who you are around and where you are at.
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05/31/2011 10:36 PM
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Re: [Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!
about time, foul mouth mother fuckers.
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05/31/2011 10:52 PM
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Re: [Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!
This is funny actually.
No freedom of speech for the Possoms.
Fuck that!
For Humans only.
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05/31/2011 10:53 PM
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Re: [Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!
its a new tax.
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05/31/2011 10:55 PM
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Re: [Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!
This is total bullshit im going to contact McLelland and ask him why he is speaking this bullshit.
All he has done is increase the fine from $100 to $240.
Because in Victoria there has always been on the spot fines for using offensive language in public.
I got fined for it 17 years ago so this is how I know.
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05/31/2011 10:56 PM
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Re: [Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!
This is total bullshit im going to contact McLelland and ask him why he is speaking this bullshit.
All he has done is increase the fine from $100 to $240.
Because in Victoria there has always been on the spot fines for using offensive language in public.
I got fined for it 17 years ago so this is how I know.
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Sorry I meant contact Clark the fucking lying scum fucking pigshit.
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05/31/2011 10:59 PM
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Re: [Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!
Why is the media publishing this stupidity?
There is laws in the UK where you get fined for using offensive language in public.
There is laws in the USA, there is laws on use offensive language in public in just about every country in the world with any meaningful laws..
So why this hype about this?
When all this guy is doing is increasing the penalty to $240 instead of $100?
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05/31/2011 11:31 PM
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Re: [Police State] Australians fined for swearing!!!
It has been a fine since 1966 this politician is grand standing trying to make it look like hes making this law.
[link to www.austlii.edu.au]





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