As the Fairfax Press website reports:
- Annoyance clause invalid
- The judges said that the interpretation of clause 7.1 of the act, which allowed regulation of conduct deemed to be a cause of "annoyance", was invalid because it "affects freedom of speech in a way that, in our opinion, is not supported by the statutory powers".
- There was "no intelligible boundary" on what "causes annoyance".
It is yet another embarrassment to the Iemma Government, although, in truth John Watkins ought carry the can for this. Even I could see that you could have driven a truck through those stupidly worded Regulations. I am glad that the court has ruled against the "annoyance" provisions.