Questions tagged [australia]

Questions specific to Australia. For many questions, specifying the state will be required as legislation can be state-specific (notably criminal law).

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How do laws affect photography of non-humans in public when people may be in the frame?

Given that this is taking place in a public area where one would not have an expectation of privacy, what legal restrictions exist on photography of people where they are not the subject of the ...
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Is it legal to post a photograph that I captured of a stranger in the street?

I captured a photograph in the street. The photograph includes people who I don't know. There is nothing in the photograph that I believe can offend anybody (e.g. no nude or illegal act). I just ...
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Do people generally have the right not to be photographed on private property?

Assume that I and other people are patrons on private property, and that the owner/occupier of the property does not object to my activities. If I wish to take photographs of something on the ...
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Is there one body of common law?

I'm a bit confused by the usage of the phrase "common law" on this site. The Wikipedia article initially describes it as an abstract concept. The first paragraph reads: Common law (also known as ...
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Is it legal to record conversations with police?

If I am stopped by the police for questioning on the street, would I be within my rights to record the conversation on my phone to avoid any looseness with accounts of what was said on either side? ...
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Why don't alcohol laws contradict the constitution?

Why don't alcohol laws contradict the constitution (or other laws in some cases, like in the example below, because The Age Discrimination Act is not part of the constitution)? I think it is age ...
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Why is the Queen of Canada known as Elizabeth II?

The regnal numbers of the monarchy of the United Kingdom are combined from the regnal numbers of the separate kingdoms of England and Scotland. Hence, as there was a previous Queen Elizabeth in ...
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How do I read an Australian case citation and find the text of the judgement?

I want to know more about a particular case. I've seen it referred to a couple of different ways: Tame v New South Wales [2002] HCA 35 Tame v New South Wales (2002) 211 CLR 317 How can I access ...
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Is forging a signature a crime in Australia?

My landlord has dishonestly processed the security bond refund form without my knowledge. The landlord forged my signature to claim half of the bond, to which he is not entitled. The landlord ...
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Is it legal to pay a ransom?

While kidnapping and extortion are illegal, is it legal to pay such criminals for the release of the person or thing being held? Are there particular circumstances of the payer or payee that make it ...
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Customer feedback gathering in Australia

Is it legal to provide an independent platform/system to the public, so that they can write feedback directly on different companies/products in the market? Example: Is it legal for company ABC to ...
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Can I enter into an IP contract with my own ltd company before having investors in?

I spent 4 years developing an App. Recently I started a Proprietary Limited company (I'm in Australia). Me and my wife are the only directors. Before getting share holders into the company, is it ...