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Legislative Assembly to investigate sex industry – next year

By johnboy - 31 May 2010 10

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The ABC informs us that both the major parties are supporting a review of the sex industry’s regulatory framework.

Don’t mistake this for action, they’re talking about doing it next year which will give the Office of Regulatory Services plenty of time to do some well-flagged inspections so they can be sure of not finding anything that might upset them, us, or the MLAs.

With no inspections in five years and a dead teenager turning up in a brothel one has to wonder what else the ORS is miserably failing at?

(One is also amused by the ABC’s choice of stock photo for this story, are all women who wear strappy shoes prostitutes?)

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Legislative Assembly to investigate sex industry – next year
sepi 3:21 pm 04 Jun 10

I’m mystified as to why the ACT claims to regulate brothels. I suspect it is only so that there is no need to police so called ‘illegal’ brothels. But in reality there is no substance to their ‘regulation’ at all, beyond filling out a form.

johnboy 2:48 pm 04 Jun 10

People die under their inadequate inspection regime.

That’s all.

Bernard 2:44 pm 04 Jun 10

I found the Vicki Dunne reference to the Office of Regulatory Services kind of amusing, particularly the statement “The fact that the Office of Regulatory Services failed to inspect a brothel for over five years, I think that is a failure of the regulation,”

What is it now… June 2010? Wasn’t the Office she refers to formed circa November 2006? As they didn’t exist four years ago (let alone for over five years) I would ask Ms Dunne “Political mileage much love?”

The fact that she has quite obviously never read the legislation (see previous comment from CanberraCreative in this post http://the-riotact.com/?p=22123) merely reinforces a lack of interest in her portfolio (unless political mileage can be made) as well as a lack of political credibility.

Please Ms Dunne, if you intend to represent Canberrans at some stage can I suggest you familiarise yourself with some of the legislation we live under?

Just curious here Johnboy…

Do you have something in particular against the Office of Regulatory Services? You seem to bash them at every opportunity. I don’t disagree that Public Servants aren’t the most efficient lot as a general rule (personally I find the ATO wearing) but this looks almost like a vendetta, feel like filling in the general populace?

The Traineediplomat 9:07 pm 31 May 10

“Don’t mistake this for action, they’re talking about doing it next year which will give the Office of Regulatory Services plenty of time to do some well-flagged inspections so they can be sure of not finding anything that might upset them, us, or the MLAs.”

Such as finding an MLA using, owning or working a 2nd job at one??

hellspice 3:59 pm 31 May 10

johnboy said :

And no painted toenails?

hot fluro pink would set the look off !

Pommy bastard 3:03 pm 31 May 10

Why is there no cute and negotiable option? 😉

neanderthalsis 1:43 pm 31 May 10

I’m disappointed that the lass in the photo is not wearing fishnets or FM boots. Although they seem to be mainstream fashion these days, not only the atire of ladi3es of the night.

hopefully the review will produce a result which is beneficial to the working conditions of the ladies and men in our local brothels and not just produce a report that the Minister can sit on for a year.

johnboy 11:15 am 31 May 10

And no painted toenails?

p1 11:08 am 31 May 10

OzChick said :

Those shoes are fugly.

Doesn’t mean that the person wearing them isn’t cute (or negotiable).

OzChick 10:34 am 31 May 10

Those shoes are fugly.

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