Australians to be fined for offensive language

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 31, 2011 16:40

 
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Lawmakers in Australia are setting out to clear the country's streets of a certain type of noise pollution: swearing, AFP reported Tuesday. The new law, is expected to pass in the country's second most populous state, Victoria, later this week.

According to the new legislation, police officers will be able to issue on-the-spot fines of up to Aus$240 (NIS 916) on people using phrases or words deemed offensive.

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