Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
Yes, but read that law and I think you'll agree that a simple bare bum in a photo does not constitute child abuse.

In this case, according to the description of the photo which we were given and interpreting the summary of the law which we were shown, I think it's pretty clear that the photo lab AND the police applied that law incorrectly.

Incorrect, negligent and/or discriminatory application of a law against one person for arbitrary reasons is a redressable offense.

Yes, this is Australian law but I'll say it again. It doesn't matter if you're in Adelaide or Albuquerque. You can't just make up laws and you can't decide when to apply them. You have to go by what is written.

According to what I read, the laws in question were interpreted incorrectly, applied incorrectly and, in my opinion, they were applied NEGLIGENTLY.
If you're going to argue that the law was applied incorrectly, then you must also disagree with the post I replied to, which claimed that this discussion was solely about the rationale behind the law, and its application in this case didn't matter.

Also, the photo lab doesn't apply the law; their responsibility is to obey the law. As far as I know, calling the police to report what you believe may be a crime isn't a redressable offense if you're wrong. The police, OTOH, have no excuse.