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Use of Drones: what are the rules?

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April 14, 2016

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Drones are becoming a popular purchase in NSW. They are often used by individuals to capture pictures or videos for personal use. Along with their increasing popularity, has come increasing reports of the trouble they can cause, such as the drone that crashed into a train on the Harbour Bridge in 2013. ( http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/i-dont-know-whether-its-a-bomb-or-not-train-driver-flummoxed-after-drone-hits-sydney-harbour-bridge-20131126-2y76m.html). The Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CTH) regulate the use of drones in NSW (and in fact all over Australia). There are different rules for the use of drones for commercial users (for example, people who use […]


Heightened Security around Sydney Trains to Stop Graffiti

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January 12, 2016

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The art sub-culture of graffiti has never been welcome by Police or Parliaments in New South Wales. Surveys indicate that 21% of people in the community feel that graffiti is an indicator of social disorder problems (i.e. lack of education, lack of employment or use of illegal drugs). Quite often graffiti is done in dangerous locations, such as, near train tracks, in train tunnels or on difficult to reach areas of a building. The offence of marking any property or premises with a spray can is an offence that carries a […]

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