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Swearing in public in Australia could land you in jail

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The law states a person cannot use offensive language.



By Web Report

Published: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 12:46 PM

Last updated: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 3:06 PM

Many are prone to using swear words when frustrated or are having an outburst. But be wary of swearing in public whilst in Australia as this could land you in jail.
According to a report in Daily Mail, swearing in public is illegal as the Summary Offenses Act 1988 states: 'a person must not use offensive language in or near, or within hearing from, a public place or a school'.
If caught using indecent language in New South Wales, a person can be fined up to $660 (approximately Dh1,643) or might even be required to complete up to 100 hours of community service.
While in South Australia the maximum penalty is $1250 (approximately Dh3,113)or three months' imprisonment, and Queensland and Victoria have also clearly defined the language as 'disorderly, offensive, threatening, indecent, and violent'.


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