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'Mooning' now comes with a two-month jail sentence in Australia

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A streaker is 'dealt with' by Aussie cricketer Andrew Symonds during a match against India in 2008
A streaker is 'dealt with' by Aussie cricketer Andrew Symonds during a match against India in 2008

If you bare your buttocks in the Australian state of Victoria you may well be slapped with a two-month jail sentence after a new law was passed.

According to the BBC, specific legislation to outlaw 'mooning' and streaking has now been put in place in the State during an overhaul of the sexual offences laws.

The Summary Offences Act says: "behaviour that is indecent offensive or insulting includes behaviour that involves a person exposing (to any extent) the person's anal or genital region" and goes on to make specific mention of mooing and streaking.

Repeat offenders of the law may face up to six months behind bars.

Singing 'an obscene song or ballad' is also now illegal in Victoria.

The reforms were brought in to separate prank type offences like mooning from much more serious 'sexual exposure' type offences such as flashing.

The Telegraph quotes Martin Pakula, Victoria’s attorney-general: “I don’t want to ruin anyone’s fun,” he said.

“We don’t want a situation where someone who might streak at the cricket is funnelled into the same category as someone who might jump out in front of a 13-year-old girl and flash,” he told 3AW radio. 

“They are very different types of offences and the legislation for the first time makes that clear… Sexual exposure is of course a much more serious offence.”