Canberra is 100: Australia City of Laws, Porn, Drugs

By @ibtimesau on

As Canberra turns 100 on Monday, there are some interesting facts about Australia's capital that one ought to know beyond a city girded with parliament halls.

The land of Australia's politicians is not without fun that residents share would put the city in a better light that doesn't involve the serious matters of the state and country.

Canberra: Porn City

You read that right, Canberra is.

In the same city where the Lodge, the official residence of Australia's Prime Minister, and the House of Parliament could be reached is known to had allowed the making of hard core porn in its jurisdiction.

Filming hard core porn and even selling the end-product has been made legal in the city, thanks to ACT's laws.

Although some daring couples have tried to shoot films from their bedrooms in other Aussie cities, the chance of getting caught is still high.

Canberra still holds the title of Porn City next to Parliament City.

Canberra Means 'Woman's Cleavage'

The city's name was derived from its original Aboriginal name, Canberra, according to BBC News, meant "woman's cleavage" because the city has been cradled between two mountains.

There were other names considered for the city, these included Olympus, Shakespeare, Paradise, Sydmeladperho and Kangaremu.

Canberra's AMA Considers Cannabis

The city situated at the heart of the state of Victoria is actually considering revising its laws on the manufacture and distribution of the drug, cannabis, believed to have aided in the medical profession.

The Canberratimes.com.au reports that the legal use of cannabis and the drug ecstasy for 16 years and over could lessen the illegal trade.

Victorian AMA (Australia Medical Association)  president , Stephen Parnis told Stephanie Hall of Canberra Times that personal prejudice should be set aside and keeping an open mind will broaden the country's perspective and toughen the fight on drug addiction.

No final laws had been passed legalising the drugs in Canberra.