Let's start with that "list". It seems Santa has spent the best part of his year checking out all the children to see if they have been "naughty or nice". All states in Australia have laws against stalking. It may be OK in The North Pole but here down under he may just find himself the subject of an Intervention Order. Tracking children just isn't done nowadays.
Then there's that sleigh. I have never seen a number-plate in any picture of the sleigh. Driving an unregistered vehicle can bring some heavy fines. So can overloading your vehicle. That sleigh is always packed beyond capacity it seems. So many "good" children" to cater for does not give an operator carte blanche to dangerously overload their vehicle. While we're at it, I am sure the Civil Aviation Authority would like to weigh in on the topic of flight paths as well.
Entering a house through a chimney? Seriously? If this isn't "break and enter" it must certainly be "serious criminal trespass". Then there's all that creeping around inside while we're asleep. Home invasion is a serious offense. Santa needs to know this stuff.
Let's not forget all that cake and beer. The cake would seem ok, but I would suggest Santa stick to the mineral water. Driving PCA is a serious and dangerous offense, and we all know that this time of year, with the breathalyzers everywhere, you will get done. In any case, Santa could stand to lose a few kilos, so staying off the grog would do him no harm at all.
And I certainly hope he has decent insurance coverage for any product liability associated with faulty toys, or dad tripping on the wrapping paper while half asleep.
So Santa, if you're reading this, please make sure you take timely legal advice on all your matters and call us at College Park Law if you happen to get into strife over the Christmas and New Year break. Anywhere in Australia, or even the North Pole for that matter, call us at College Park Law, your local law firm, wherever you are.
Stay safe everyone, and from all of us at College Park Law, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year full of peace, hope and promise!
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