From my understanding it is illegal to operate a car with a radar detector installed in all states of Australia, but.

  • Is it illegal to posses one if it's not being used?
  • Would there be anything in Australian law that prevented an Australian company from manufacturing them?
  • What if the products were for export to international markets where they were legal?
  • Is there a crime involved with designing a piece of technology that would aid the consumer to avoid detection and or prosecution for an offence?
  • What if secondary non illegal use cases could be argued?

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It’s not illegal to use one in Western Australia. It’s not illegal to have or make one anywhere in Australia.

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