Discussing :: Prostitution Law Reform

  I was a supporter of Tim Barnett’s Prostitution Law Reform Act. In fact for many years I regaled Young Nationals conferences about the unfairness of a law which made it an offence for someone to offer sex for money, but not for someone to offer money for sex. I instinctively dislike most laws which criminalise consensual behaviour. A report on the law by the Prostitution Law Review Committee has found that the number of prostitutes has stayed around the same, since the law was passed, but that there is less exploitation and better health and safety. So that is good. One of the issues around the law change, has been the extent to which Councils... read full article


Prostitution Law Reform

I think the main issue hovering over sex and prostitution laws is ones understanding of the governments role. Do they have a right that goes beyond the outside and the physical?!

I think you have something there. It's still a bit of a taboo subject so people do some what prefer not to ask for advice. Or so I'd guess.


it seems like it would upset many people if they set up a full size brothel in the suburbs. Maybe if they investigated somewhere more discrete like an industrial area they could avoid opposition.

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