Friday, January 29, 2010

quicko: $20 ... or else!

I just learned that there's an old Australian law still on the rulebooks that stipulates you may not go out in public without ID and a minimum of $20 cash. Goodness knows it's a good idea, but I had no idea I'd broken the law so often.*

*Note, dear officers or father reading this, I actually rarely if ever have. I do keep that emergency stash stashed away. Though occasionally it has dwindled slightly in the face of very beautiful artwork.


Garry with 2 Rs said...

Really? I didn't know that. It may well be true, but... what's your source?

Anonymous said...

That was the summary ofences act. Repealed more than 20 years ago

Laetitia :-) said...

It was a law in most states of Australia to discourage vagrancy. Not sure if that meant that the terminally poor had to starve because they couldn't go out to go to the shops or how it worked if you needed to spend the money to get home.