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Australian Institute of Urban Studies Seminar

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  • Seminar
When Mar 22, 2012
from 04:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Where Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
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Contact Phone (02) 9516 2139
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Planning and Brothels

Not all prostitutes are in the sex industry, but this seminar is confined to the oldest profession. The Disorderly Houses Amendment Act 1995 legalised brothels and living off the earnings of a prostitute. A brothel became a business requiring local Council approval. Further legislation provided for Councils to apply to the court to close a brothel. There are currently no specific licensing requirements in NSW for sex services operators, who need only planning permission. It is the Government’s intention to establish a licensing authority for brothels, to introduce licence fees and to eliminate association with criminal groups. The Scarlett Alliance, the national sex worker organisation, is opposed to licensing, believing that the current system has strong health and safety benefits.



Rebecca Martin, Acting Manager, Safe City, City of Sydney

Julie Bates, Principal, Urban Realists Planning and Health Consultants and
Saul Isbister, Principal, ISIS CATS (Integrated Sex Industry Solutions – Consultancy and Training Specialists)

Nick Berman, Mayor of Hornsby



  • Members $25;
  • Non-members $50;
  • Concession (Student/Pensioner) $25


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