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Unregulated High Risk Activities

Public Order Offences – QLD

Welcome to the QLD Unregulated High Risk Activities article page. Everything you need to know about Unregulated High Risk Activities according to QLD law – Dated: 09/01/2009

What the Law States according to QLD Law for Unregulated High Risk Activities

According to QLD Law for the charge of Unregulated High Risk Activities:

Sections 14 0f the Summary Offences Act Queensland states:

(1) A person must not unlawfully do any of the following

  1. parachute or hang-glide onto a building or structure;
  2. BASE jump or hang glide from a building or structure;
  3. Climb up or down the outside of a building or a structure;
  4. Abseil from a building or structure.

See the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, section 391A for safeguards applying to starting proceedings for particular offences in this division.

The Maximum Penalty – Unregulated High Risk Activities

According to QLD Law for the charge of Unregulated High Risk Activities:

The maximum penalty for this offence is 20 Penalty units or 1-year imprisonment.

A court may order the person found guilty or who pleads guilty to this offence to pay a stated person the costs the court decides are the other person’s costs for rescuing or attempting to rescue the person.

What the Police must prove according to QLD Law for Unregulated High Risk Activities

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt.

  1. The accused unlawfully parachuted or hang glided onto a building or a structure;
  2. The accused unlawfully BASE jumped or hang glide from a building or structure;
  3. The accused unlawfully climbed up or down the outside of a building or a structure;
  4. The accused unlawfully abseiled from a building or structure.

It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.

Possible Defences under QLD Law – Unregulated High Risk Activities

Possible defences to this offence include but are not limited to

  1. The accused did the act involving a building or structure that has been built for use or designed for that purpose.
  2. The accused did the act involving a building or structure for a stunt performed with the permission of the owner of the building or structure as part of the accused’s employment for the production of a cinematographic film or for television.
  3. The accused climbed up or down the building or structure for cleaning, maintaining or repairing the building or structure.
  4. Identification i.e. not the accused

In QLD which court will hear the matter – Unregulated High Risk Activities

This matter is simple offence which means it is dealt with in the Magistrates Court.

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