Solution for Business Law 3rd Edition Chapter 3, Problem 2

by Nickolas James
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Chapter 3, Problem 2 : 2.Explain each of the elements of the Mobile...

2.Explain each of the elements of the Mobile Phone Bullying Act 2013 (Cth).


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See Business Lawpp120-122.

Mobile Phone Bullying Act 2013

This is the short title of the Act. This is the title by which the Act is usually known and referred to.

No 28, 2013

This means that the Act was the 28th Act passed by the Commonwealth Parliament in               2008.

An Act to Protect Primary School Children from Bullying through use of Mobile Phones

This is the long title of the Act. It sets out the purpose of the Act.

[Assented to 28 August 2013]

This is the date of assent, the date the Act received the Royal Assent of the Governor-              General.

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

These are the enacting words. They are a formality, and not an essential element of the legislation.

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Mobile Phone Bullying Act 2013.

This is the first section of the Act. Acts are usually divided into numbered sections for convenience. The sections are numbered consecutively.

2. Sale or provision of mobile phones with consent

Any shopkeeper, retailer, or wholesaler who sells or provides a phone to a child under the age of thirteen years without first obtaining the written consent of the child’s parent or guardian shall be guilty of an offence.

3. Irresponsible supervision of children

If the teacher, parent or guardian of a child shall knowingly or carelessly permit the child to:

(a) use his phone while at school; or

(b) use a phone to transmit a threatening, abusive or bullying text message to another child,

he shall be guilty of an offence.

4. Penalties

Persons found guilty of an offence under section 2 and section 3 of this Act shall be liable to a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or a fine of not more than one thousand dollars.

The final section is a penalty section.


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