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Subject: Legal Advice: Photography Laws
Australia
Most Australian photographers have seen the 4020 page, which details very neatly what you can and cannot do with your camera in Australia. 

Recently though I found some sites, like this Street Photographer's Rights page over on artslaw.com.au.  Another good Artslaw article deals specifically with photography and the internet.

There's also a really great entry by a Sydney Morning Herald photographer which has a lot of detail about the laws, the ethics, and some good links.

The Australasian Legal Information Institute has a very detailed analysis of Australian law re: photography
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thanks for this, very handy information, its good to know the law is on my side
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Following up on this, the specific legality of nude photos and the minimum age in Australia (I looked this up after finding a page that said 16 was the limit, which surprised me).  In Queensland:

Working in the entertainment industry is defined as working as a performer in advertising or entertainment and includes acting, dancing, miming, singing and modelling. [...] Recorded entertainment includes film, television, radio, photographic modelling...

You are the employer of a child if you engage a child, or arrange for a child to perform work at your direction whether the child works for gain or reward or on a voluntary basis.

It is an offence to allow a child under 18 years old to work while nude or wearing sexually provocative clothing.

So there you have it, in Queensland at least: If a child under 18 is nude or sexually suggestive while under your direction, you might as well lube your bunghole 'cause you're going to jail.

Source: Arts Law Centre of Australia
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Don't you photograph under-age kids (Javi, Jake, otehr traceurs) wearing nothing but pants, showing their sexually provocative bare chests and what-not?...looks like someone is going to jail! haha
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You're the one who derives gratification from them, ya pervert.
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Only when they are scantly clad women...not boys, unfortunately your photography usually fails at that point, poor NFG
This post was edited on 2009-10-02, 18:17 by The_Bunny.
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You have obviously never seen the 'pay gallery'...
Then again..neither have I!!
NFG!! there is something seriously wrong with this!!
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Yeah, I should update it.
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And give me access..so I can contribute! XD
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