Originally Posted by N.I.B.
I could see a few technical problems with this.
Say one guy who likes this law just so happens to get a recording of someone in a shouting match. The problem is that the audio quality is fuzzy / crappy and there's one bit where the guy sounds like he's cursing even though a reality check would reveal that he didn't curse. Would the guy's fate rest on whether or not the police think it sounds like cursing?
If there's no system for appealing these fines that's similar to how you go to court for speeding tickets (in America, at least), then that guy's screwed if the police think he's guilty.
Gotta love the inner workings of the government...
Nah, the law will never
be prosecuted via recordings. You have an on the spot fine for saying naughty words in front of police - most likely people who are calling them f* pigs or pissed out of their brains and have a random Tourette-like episode (hmm, nice discrimination case possibility for people with Tourette's :)
A year or so ago our prime minister was effectively sacked by our mining multinationals in tandem with the Murdoch press. No law is passed that does not meet the approval of the guys who really
run the country.
Follow the $$ and you find out the reason for every law passed, rejected or amended.