Exposing your bare buttocks in public – considered by some a form of legitimate political protest – has been officially made a crime in one Australian state.
First-time offenders face up to two months in jail while repeat offenders could spend six months behind bars.
The amendment was one of more than 50 crimes included in an overhaul of sexual offence laws.
The updated legislation has been designed, in part, to separate pranks involving nudity from acts of sexual exposure.
Police minister rules out nude beaches for Queensland
Queensland beachgoers wanting to ditch their bikinis and budgie smugglers for their birthday suits will have to go interstate if they want to skinnydip.
Police Minister Bill Byrne on Wednesday rejected two attempts – a paper petition with 527 signatures and an online petition bearing 946 names – to create a “clothing optional beach” in the sunshine state.
Social media trend sees hikers stripping off to pose for nude photos at the top of Australian mountain
West Australia’s third highest peak and sometimes sees a dusting of snow – but that’s not stopping hikers from stripping off for nude and topless selfies after reaching the summit.
Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges is proving to be a new hotspot for daring naturists, who are posting images of themselves to social media with little or no clothes on.
The summit boasts impressive 360 degree views, but that’s not all walkers might be copping a view of.
The peak, which is just over an hour from Albany, is about 1,099 metres above sea level and takes about three-and-a-half hours to climb.
News of the daring selfies comes as tourists were warned by the New South Wales government they face the prospect of a $300 fine for taking a selfie at the infamous Wedding Cake rock.
Last year experts said the bleached precipice is likely to collapse within 10 years, and prohibited thrill-seekers from taking photographs on its sandstone ledge.
Dr McGovern said police have been warned they could be breaching anti-discrimination laws and are “respectfully requested to refrain from further sexually discriminatory arrests”.
“In particular, the Sex Party has asked for police assurance that Alexandria Bay and the Nude Olympics will not be targeted,” Dr McGovern said.
An ASP suggested amendment would give local councils the power to exempt an area from the “wilful exposure” provisions of the Summary Offences Act. A Queensland Police spokeswoman refuted the discrimination claims, saying officers made unbiased decisions based on the act’s definition of wilful exposure.
PROMINENT neurosurgeon Dr. Charlie Teo employs several tactics to keep his ego in check
Teo agreed to take part after Sydney Skinny event organiser Nigel Marsh put the offer on the table over dinner.
“He’s a motivational speaker so he’s very persuasive,” he said.
“I thought ‘if I’m going to do it then so is my surgical team and my kids’.
“It’s a team building spirit and it’s important to get out of your comfort zone.”
It’s quite the sobering leap to move a staff bonding exercise from a dimly lit karaoke bar in the city to a busy Sydney beach where the mandatory dress code reads ‘naked’ and the sun shines bright.
But Teo said he didn’t have any trouble convincing others to join him and his ‘Brain Cancer Warriors’ team.
“Two of my four daughters and their boyfriends, medical students and visiting international neurosurgeons — one from the US and one from Spain — all did it with me,” he said.
Teo said he was confident in his body but admitted he felt a bit anxious about being naked around hisrelatives, colleagues and strangers, prior to the swim.
# Queensland Government still stalling on nude beaches: submission
The Queensland Government is stalling a $40 million-a-year tourist market by frustrating simple amendments to let local councils rule on nude beaches, a submission to state parliament says.
Queensland is the only state in Australia which does not recognise nude bathing and is ignoring the growth in European backpackers who are able to sunbathe naked at home, it says. Source:Brisbane Times
Thousands expected at ‘nude’ harbour beach nightswim to celebrate the full moon
A ‘nude’ ocean swim to celebrate the full moon has disappeared off Facebook after the organiser appeared to become overwhelmed by the number of attendees.
The swim was advertised as a way to ‘release stagnant energy,’ with ‘clothing optional’ and more than 2,400 people claimed they were interested in attending the event that was organised to take place after sundown on Tuesday at Red Leaf beach in Sydney’s east.