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Sex Industry asks for brothels all over town [with poll]

By johnboy - 6 March 2011 29

The Canberra Times has a report on the sex industry’s submission to the review of the ACT Prostitution Act.

Unsurprisingly they want to be allowed to operate brothels in nicer surrounds than Fyshwick and Mitchell.

Would brothels in town centres be a bad thing?

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Sex Industry asks for brothels all over town [with poll]
Mumbucks 12:29 am 31 Dec 11

No way

PaulM 2:41 pm 30 Apr 11

Brothels, eh? Anyone who, um, is aware of the scene knows that there are almost none left with non-asian girls. Almost all of ’em – with the exception of brave holdouts ToC and Exotics (same owner) are full of people-smuggled teenaged asian hookers with broken “suckee-suckee fifty dollar” english.

The reason for this is that working in a brothel is a bad deal. Anyone with an ounce of sense goes private – maybe working a brothel briefly to get a clientelle. Girls working privately may already work anywhere.

So, although I basically approve of liberal sex laws, I say screw ’em. The triads can stay out in Fyshwick.

enrique 6:30 am 09 Mar 11

facet said :

Yep used to be one on Barry Drive in the city (opposite the Country Women’s Association).
Nowadays there is just Lawyers and Financial Advisers, not a big improvement as you still get screwed.

Boom-boom-tssst….

Mate, pure gold!

EvanJames 10:54 am 07 Mar 11

facet said :

used to be one on Barry Drive in the city (opposite the Country Women’s Association).

That was the old Touch of Class, operated out of a normal house. There was one at O’Connor shops, too, had a fancy door.

I really can’t see a problem with it, at all. Provided they don’t have heaps of horrible brothel-esque signage and XXXX everywhere like the ones at Fyshwick and Mitchell, it’s just another business, hopefully run on business lines.

mp2615 9:14 am 07 Mar 11

Well, I always thought 2 story brothels were a bad business. Way too much f***ing overhead

facet 8:42 am 07 Mar 11

enrique said :

For those old enough to remember, Canberra used to have brothels out in the suburb shopping centres.

I recall there used to be a brothel in Weston Creek above the old ‘Great Australian Ice Creamery’

Yep used to be one on Barry Drive in the city (opposite the Country Women’s Association).
Nowadays there is just Lawyers and Financial Advisers, not a big improvement as you still get screwed.

Pommy bastard 8:11 am 07 Mar 11

zephyr9673 said :

I think prostitutes should be able to work where ever they are comfortable and it is convenient.

On their backs?

scorpio63 10:33 pm 06 Mar 11

I rather think that work colleagues friends and associates would prefer to keep visiting Brothels away from their work and city areas and more importantly, away from suburbs/residential areas where spouses’ friends are able to easily report about their visits.

Okay for the unattached, not a great idea for the attached.

enrique 7:01 pm 06 Mar 11

For those old enough to remember, Canberra used to have brothels out in the suburb shopping centres.

I recall there used to be a brothel in Weston Creek above the old ‘Great Australian Ice Creamery’

zephyr9673 6:02 pm 06 Mar 11

I think prostitutes should be able to work where ever they are comfortable and it is convenient. That said, I think the industry needs a massive overhaul. Prostitutes who are working off heroin habits for dealers need protection. It would be cool to get the ACT Brothel free. Make it a Youth Safe State, The drug lords and lordettes wouldn’t like that though, and the Liberals muck factory would have to find some other lives to F**k up and control the left.

georgesgenitals 5:29 pm 06 Mar 11

I-filed said :

… it won’t go down well.

Tee hee…

Skidbladnir 3:45 pm 06 Mar 11

gospeedygo said :

Delightful, who wouldn’t want to go out for a cup of coffee, a haircut and a blowjob?

One stop shopping at its finest?

More seriously, if its kept discreet, clean, safe, and well-regulated, I don’t care so much.
So long as everyone is legal, pays taxes, and doing it because they want to, its not really my business.
But satisfactory regulation and adequate enforcement of regs certainly hasn’t been a strong point of this Government…

Diggety 3:18 pm 06 Mar 11

Time and place Ladies, time and place.

gospeedygo 11:16 am 06 Mar 11

Delightful, who wouldn’t want to go out for a cup of coffee, a haircut and a blowjob?

I-filed 10:20 am 06 Mar 11

1. Not a good idea unless sound research can establish for certain that, if more “naice” middle-class boutique brothels are brought into the ‘burbs, the industrial site brothels will not stay where they are and attempt to keep their market share by becoming “edgier”. The “zero” vote for getting rid of brothels altogether indicates that a reasonable balance has been struck. 2. The Eros Foundation should be cautious about rocking the boat again. Of course, illegal brothels functioned perfectly well in suburban shops in the old days – pretty much out of sight. There was one at the Ainslie Shops for more than a decade – one of their best clients was a famous local ANU professor – and no-one minded because it was discreet. If Eros agitates for brothels with signage, it won’t go down well.

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