Do your kids walk or ride to school by themselves? You could be breaking the law, by The Courier-Mail.
As one Queensland parent recently found out the hard way. …
Section 364A of the Queensland Criminal Code … says: “A person who, having the lawful care or charge of a child under 12 years, leaves the child for an unreasonable time without making reasonable provision for the supervision and care of the child during that time commits a misdemeanour. Maximum Penalty — 3 years imprisonment.”
[P]olice had laid criminal charges against a local parent and warned that others could face prosecution.
Good old nanny state. Selectively enforced of course, like the truancy laws — depends on your race, for instance.