Court ruling send Unoffical nude beach goers in Australia running

# Do you agree with this bizarre new law on Aussie beaches?

Unofficial “nudist beaches” could soon become a thing of the past within Australia, thanks to a bizarre new legal ruling from the Sunshine Coast.

The Maroochydore District Court upheld a “wilful exposure” conviction for local man David Charles Winston, who was caught swimming naked at an unofficial nude beach called Alexandria Bay.

When presiding over the appeal, Judge DCJ Jones said that Mr Winston was guilty of exposing his genitals in a public manner, without any valid excuse.

However, Mr Winston argued he’d been told the beach was an unofficial nudist spot, and had been for some 30 years.

Allegedly, Alexandria Bay was even identified as a nudist beach by the local tourist information centre. Mr Winston claimed at least 15 other nudists were present at that beach, on the day of his arrest.

This unexpected legal ruling is a disappointment for skinny-dipping enthusiasts, who have been planning a “nude carnival” at Alexandria Bay next month

Source: Starts at Sixty

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2 Comments
  1. Andandrian 3 years ago

    It is not a new law. It is case law that reinforces the intended meaning of section 9 of the Summary Offences Act (2005). The fact that legal proscription of nudity in Queensland was re-stated in new legislation so recently is a clear indication of the collective mindset in this state.
    s9 Wilful exposure
    (1) A person in a public place must not wilfully expose his or her genitals, unless the person has a reasonable excuse.
    Maximum penalty—
    (a) 2 penalty units; or
    (b) if the offence involves circumstances of aggravation—40 penalty units or 1 year’s imprisonment.
    (2) A person who is so near a public place that the person may be seen from the public place must not wilfully expose his or her genitals so that the person’s genitals may be seen from the public place, unless the person has a reasonable excuse.
    Maximum penalty—
    (a) 2 penalty units; or
    (b) if the offence involves circumstances of aggravation—40 penalty units or 1 year’s imprisonment.
    (3) It is a circumstance of aggravation for this section for a person to wilfully expose his or her genitals so as to offend or embarrass another person.

  2. All-Nudist 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on All Nudist.

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