FFF – Potatoe Trafficking

In Western Australia, it is possible for the Potatoe Marketing Corporation to search any car suspected of having more than 50kg of potatoes. This law is enshrined under the Marketing Of Potatoes Act 1946 – Section 22 and can result in fines of up to $2000 for first offences and $5000 for any subsequent offences.

FFF – The Seventh State of Australia

When the Australian Constitution was written in 1900 precautions were made to allow New Zealand to become a state at some point in the future. This is seen in the introductory section of the Constitution, in section 6, under Definitions. “The States shall mean such of the colonies of New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland,…

Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands

Originally formed on June 14th, 2004, the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Island (GLK) was created as a protest against the Australian Government’s refusal to recognise same-sex marriage. [1] It is located on the Coral Sea Islands, an external overseas Territory of Australia, an area east of the Great Barrier Reef. [2] The GLK formally…

FFF – Homicidal Somnambulism

Homicidal somnambulism or more commonly, homicidal sleepwalking is a formally recognised disorder. Quite interestingly it has been used as a working legal defence in around 68 cases, most recently in 2009. One example of homicidal sleepwalking was by Albert Tirrell in 1846 for the murder of a prostitute. That prostitute was Maria Bickford, she and Albert…

The Issues Facing Pension Systems

As populations get older there is a common economic problem facing developed and emerging economies. The rise in life expectancy and the inflating of the median working age is leading to a strain on pre-existing pension systems, and creating a future that leaves younger generations in strife, as the dependency ratio reduces to new lows….

FFF – James while John had had had…

As a way to demonstrate the importance of punctuation in dealing with lexical ambiguity, a sentence was created by Hans Reichenbach which goes as follows: James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher This sentence is referring to two students who were required by…

Falconry

Falconry is defined as an activity involving ‘taking quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of trained birds of prey‘, in laymen terms that means the hunting of prey in its natural habitat with a trained bird of prey. [1] This usually involves the use of different types of hawks and falcons, with…