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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Playing games as to cause damage- Offences against Public Order

A person who plays any game that is likely to injure a person in a public place or that is likely to damage property is guilty of an offence and may be liable to a penalty of a fine of up to $250 [Summary Offences Act 1953 s.53].
Playing a game on an oval, court or other area set aside for that purpose is not an offence, but playing a game in, say, Rundle Mall invites prosecution. However, the prosecution can only succeed if someone is injured or property is damaged or there is a likelihood or danger that one of those things would happen.


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