Get caught with a branch in Sydney and you get jailed:
A Sydney magistrate has thrown the book at a 21-year-old man who was at Sunday’s riots in Cronulla, jailing him within hours of his arrest for carrying a tree branch as a weapon in the western suburb of Penrith.
Get caught with baseball bats and, well …
The Herald observed police talking to at least four young men of Middle Eastern appearance in West Botany Street.
The police officers had confiscated two baseball bats but did not arrest any of the men.