Legality of Prostitution in Australia
Prostitution is different from a hot female escort that you normally see in the net, but it is legal in Queensland and this has become a profession in some countries
while it is illegal and considered as a crime. The law was created for legal prostitution which was a critical decision, a risky program that was approved roughly 12 years ago, thinking it would help and protect women and children. According to the research, only 10% is legal brothel, making 90% illegal. Sad, but that is the fact!
They would rather create a brothel on their own due to the high fees, it is cheaper and does not have to undergo with all those paper works to make it legal and be operational in no time, considering the fact that it is lucrative. Legalizing prostitution opened a window to all who would like to express their passion for
commercialized sex and encourage those women with entrepreneurial spirit to build up a business that is legal, healthy, safe and well regulated, which is approved by law. There are still missing piece to this law that needs full attention and tremendous set of focus for it to work, with the help of people who are involved and wants to be engage with it, like the businessman who’s line of business is legal prostitution and the government who implemented this law. Having it said, it is not enough but it might be a good step for it not only in Australia, but also to all countries who are currently suffering the same deal.
Everyone deserves to be treated equally. This law was approved 28 April 1977 and came into effect same year June 1. In Australia, theAnti-Discrimination Act 2004 covers Employment; service; facilities; renting or buying a house or flat, etc. With this event’s case, which do you think it falls under to? Was it really about discrimination? How about the owners rights to refuse regardless if it is legal? It is legal but, how about the woman’s rights if she got denied, refused or rejected by the motel? These are things that is really difficult to decide since two parties are involved and the main thing that we are trying to uncover here is, who is right and who is wrong, or maybe what is the best action for this case!
Richard Munro’s Reaction
Chief Executive Richard Munro says the entire idea is completely Illogical and the government of Australia and Queensland needs to think and change or modify the legislation for hotel and motel owners, to be able to choose what sort of business can be operational on their properties. Munro added, having another business being operated on the owners business, the owner should have the rights to speak up. If someone wants to start doing business like a hairdresser and invited customers to get their hair done, the owner should have the rights to speak up. The hotel / motel owners should have some protection, protecting their rights. They will be seeking legal consultation after they discern the reasons regarding tribunal’s decision.
Court’s Decision and Damages
The decision favored GK that filed a discrimination case to Drovers Rest Motel who seeks damage amounting to $30,000.00. Australian Sex Workers Association chief executive Janelle Fawkes part of the organization of Scarlet Alliance says the ruling created a big-opened-window to all who are in the industry of prostitute. Accommodation has always been an issue since they’ve got a lot of discriminating feedback however, these are not only the form of systemic discrimination that these sex workers get. It only stated clear that these types of discrimination will not be tolerated.
Discrimination should never be practice. That is the reason why they created a law for it, but above all, on any events that involves discrimination should be reviewed and studied thoroughly for better and just result.