Aussie judge rules it's OK to call people c**t, even the Prime Minister

Danny Lim
Danny Lim. Photo credit: Danny's Page/Facebook

Next time you're in Australia and want to call the Prime Minister a c**t, go right ahead - it's legal.

A Sydney man convicted of using offensive language in a public place has had his conviction overturned on appeal.

Danny Lim, 75, is well-known in Sydney for his colourful sandwich boards, which often contain political statements, local media reported.

In 2015 he was wearing a board which read: "Peace. Smile. People can change. 'Tony you c*nt.' Liar, heartless, cruel. Peace be with you."

The world c**t was spelled can't, but the letter 'a' was upside down, mimicking the letter 'u'. Tony Abbott was Prime Minister at the time.

Mr Lim was fined $500, but refused to pay it. On Tuesday a judge agreed with Mr Lim, saying it was "not necessarily offensive".

"The impugned word is now more prevalent in everyday language than it has previously been," said Judge Andrew Scotting.

Mr Lim currently wears signs calling Malcolm Turnbull, the present Australian Prime Minister, a c**t, eunuch and an erection, reports the Daily Mail.