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You are here: Home Publications and research Browse by topic Legislative reviews Review of the Prostitution Act 1999 (Qld)
You are here: Home Publications and research Browse by topic Legislative reviews Review of the Prostitution Act 1999 (Qld)

Review of the Prostitution Act 1999 (Qld)

The aim of our 2011 review of the Prostitution Act 1999 was to update the picture of  the prostitution environment in Queensland since our previous review in 2004.

We found that the situation has remained relatively stable, with the Act effectively regulating the licensed brothel sector. In this state, licensed brothels:

  • have minimal impact on community amenity
  • show no evidence of corruption and organised crime (other than illegal prostitution)
  • provide sex workers who want to leave the industry access to exit and retraining programs
  • provide sex workers with a safe workplace and healthy environment.

Current status

Government action is required on two previous recommendations. These have been supported but are yet to be fully implemented. They relate to:

  • the establishment of an inter-agency Ministerial Advisory Committee to address issues facing Queensland's prostitution industry
  • a tightening of the legislation linked to advertising to prevent illegal operators masquerading as legal enterprises.

Related documents and links

Reports

Regulating prostitution: a follow-up review of the Prostitution Act 1999 (Qld) (June 2011) (PDF, 815 KB)

Regulating outcall prostitution (October 2006) (PDF, 845 KB)

Regulating Prostitution: an evaluation of the Prostitution Act 1999 (Qld) (December 2004) (PDF, 670 KB)

Consultation

The CMC's 2011 review sought views from the prostitution industry, key stakeholders and interest groups to update the picture of prositution environment in Queensland.

Submissions to the review

Last updated: 30 January 2013

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