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Crime and Misconduct Commission report on regulating outcall prostitution
In December 2004, the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) released its report on the regulation of the prostitution industry in Queensland, Regulating prostitution: an evaluation of the Prostitution Act 1999 (Qld) (the 2004 report). The 2004 report concluded that Queensland has a safe and effective legal brothel industry, that there is no evidence of corruption or organised crime within the leg

Prostitution and Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2009
In October 2006, the Crime and Misconduct Commission released a report titled Regulating outcall prostitution: should legal outcall prostitution services be extended to licensed brothels and independent escort agencies? That report made 23 recommendations aimed at ensuring the legal industry’s continued viability and reducing incentives for an illegal industry. The Government has previously agreed

Police Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
In June 2010, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced that legislation to allow for the statewide roll-out of public nuisance ticketing would be introduced into the Parliament later this year, following an evaluation of a 12-month trial. The Police Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (the Bill) amends the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 to remove provisions which currently limit th

Appointment of chairperson and members of the Prostitution Licensing Authority
The Prostitution Licensing Authority (PLA) administers a licensing and regulatory scheme under the Prostitution Act 1999 (the Act) for the operation of legal brothels in Queensland. The PLA consists of eight members including the chairperson, all of whom are appointed by the Governor in Council under section 102(2) of the Act. The current appointments of the chairperson and three other members of

Appointment Prostitution Licensing Authority
The Prostitution Act 1999 (the Act) prescribes a licensing and regulatory scheme for the operation of legal brothels in Queensland. As part of this scheme, the Act establishes the Prostitution Licensing Authority (the Authority). Section 102(1)(b) of the Act states that the Authority consists of the following members: the chairperson who is to be an independent, respected member of the community

Appointments to Prostitution Licensing Authority
The Prostitution Licencing Authority (the PLA) is established under the Prostitution Act 1999 (the Act) and is responsible for the efficient and effective administration and operation of the office of the PLA. The Act prescribes a licensing and regulatory scheme for the operation of legal brothels in Queensland. As part of this scheme, the Act establishes the PLA. Section 101 of the Act states th

Appointments to Prostitution Licensing Authority
The Prostitution Licensing Authority is responsible for the regulation of prostitution in Queensland. The functions of the Prostitution Licensing Authority include deciding on licence applications for brothels in Queensland, monitoring activities, conducting disciplinary inquiries in relation to licences, managing complaints, liaising with government agencies and the Queensland Police Service, pr