The women said they wanted to send Prime Minister John Howard a message to recall Australian troops from the middle east. More than female protesters shed their clothing during the protest, lying naked end to end on a grassy knoll on a private property, to form a heart shape around the words "No War" for an aerial photograph. But it has yet to publicly commit itself to joining any UN-approved or US-led military action in Iraq. Today's larger-than-expected turnout for the 'Disrobe to Disarm', prompted by a similar protest in the US, even surprised organisers.
News Ticker. The protest was photographed from the air. More than women have posed nude in Australia in a mass protest against their country's support for possible military action against Iraq. The naked demonstrators, aged 20 to 60, used their bodies to form the words "No war" on the side of a hill in Byron Bay, New South Wales. The women said they wanted to get Mr Howard's attention.
Nudist Beach a Short Drive from Byron... - Broken Head Beach
Police sign warning of penalties for going naked in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve outside the clothing optional area. At least five people are known to Echonetdaily to have been arrested at the tea tree lakes area in the last week, allegedly for being nude. One local couple, who prefer to remain anonymous, said they were wearing underwear in the water but were fined anyway. Photo Byron Naturists.
As recently as it was illegal to even wear a bikini on an Australian beach. Nowadays, the laws are slightly less stringent, but nonetheless still somewhat conservative so it's a good idea to know where, when and how it's OK to shed your swimwear and sunbathe nude. Read on to find the best nude beaches in Australia.