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  • We are doing prostitution. Here we have a comic: the prostitute is telling the policeman: “im not selling sex, im selling condoms with free demonstration.
  • According to government reports, there are over 38 illegal brothels operating in Western Australia, with over 380 overall workers overall. That totals to over 1,700 prostitutes operating in WA, each making up to $5000 dollars a week
  • Before we look into how the western Australian government is trying to control prostitution, lets look at why it needs to be controlled. For an example we can look at Switzerland where prostitution is totally legal. There are prostitutes roaming all of the streets and having sex with men everywhere. New vending machines have been made to sell pregnancy tests. The completely unregulated service has gotten completely out of control and the government has been forced to step in an attempt to shield everyday citizens from the sex. Drive in sex booths have been built where men can pick up a prostitute and drive into literally a fenced off car park and do their business in privacy. So from this, you can see that prostitution needs to be controlled in some way to protect the values of society.
  • There are currently three methods to control prostitution. The Control Method, The Regulation Method and The Zoning Method
  • The first method is the control model. In this model, Attempts are made to prohibit prostitution but only select locations are targeted by police. basically prostitutes are tolerated by police. In this model, police might prohibit street prostitution but not act against brothelsThe second model is the regulation model. In this model, prostitution is legalized and brothels are regulated. Prostitutes must make regular checkups at STD clinics
  • The ‘zoning’ model is used to describe areas like Kings Cross where prostitutes congregate and are tolerated by the police force. Prostitution is ‘tolerated’ in certain areas while aggressively policed in other areas, These ‘zones’ attract drugs and other crime. Eventually becoming ghettos where petty crime and gangs are able to flourish
  • Since the mid 1970s WA has maintained a ‘containment policy’. Police allowed some brothels to operate despite eventhough they were illegal,as long as they followed a set of rules monitored by police.This policy started encouraging police corruptionIncluding demands for sex in exchange for not arresting prostitutesThis is an example of the control model
  • Currently in WA Its not an offence to provide sex But a person who manages a brothel or lives off the earnings of prostitution is guilty and can be chargedButif you complain to police about an illegal brothel in your street there is not likely to be any action unless other offences such as under age sex, drug dealing, organised crime links or human trafficking can be linked
  • Back to the comic.The woman knows that living off the earnings of prostitution is illegal, so she's telling the police that she's making a living from selling condoms and not selling sex
  • Sex work in WA is largely unregulated and the law in this area is inconsistent. Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has on several occasions flagged the need to change prostitution laws so police are given “clear responsibilities"
  • The Attorney General Christian Porter says upcoming legislation will restrict prostitution to designated industrial or non-residential areas.That’sThe Zoning ModelWe all know, Kings Cross in Sydney is a prostitution zone, this zone is now notorious for crime, drugs and gangsWhich WA suburb gets the next Kings Cross? And inherits all
  • Western Australia has tried the control model, that was a failureThey now want to use a zoning model, which could introduce even more crime to our some unlucky suburbsWhy wont they try regulating prostitution? If prostitution was regulated, Government gets $$$Not afraid to come outBetter protection for workersEasier to regulateSeparate the prostitution from drugs and gangs Regular health checkups
  • We are doing prostitution. Here we have a comic: the prostitute is telling the policeman: “im not selling sex, im selling condoms with free demonstration.

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  • http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/wa-to-legalise-prostitution-20100620-yot6.html
    Prostitution
    Prostitution
    Prostitution
    Prostitution
    WA
    WA
    in
    WA
    in
    WA
    in
    in
    By Matt & Alex
  • According to government reports:
    Over 38 illegal brothels in WA
    With over 380 workers overall
    Over 1,700 prostitutes operating in WA
    Each earning up to $5,000 a week
  • Why control it?
    Switzerland
    TOTALLY LEGAL
    Pregnancy tests in vending machines
    Drive in sex - box
  • Three methods used to control prostitution
    The Control Model
    The Regulation Model
    The Zoning Model
  • The Control Model
    Attempts are made to prohibit prostitution
    Only select locations are targeted
    The Regulation Model
    Prostitution is legalized and brothels are regulated
    Regular compulsory checkups at an STD clinic
    Protected work areas
  • 3. The Zoning Model
    Areas like Kings Cross are created where prostitutes congregate and are ‘tolerated’ by police. These areas are not as aggressively policed as other areas
    These ‘zones’ attract drugs and other crime. Eventually becoming ghettos where petty crime and gangs flourish
  • Since the mid 1970s
    WA has maintained a ‘containment policy’
    Police allowed some brothels to operate despite being illegal
    as long as they followed a set of rules monitored by police officers
    This containment policy started encouraging police corruption
    Including demands for sex in exchange for not arresting prostitutes
    The Control Model
  • Currently in WA
    Its not an offence to provide sex
    But a person who manages a brothel
    or lives off the earnings of prostitution is guilty and can be charged
    Currently if you complain to police about an illegal brothel in your street there is not likely to be any action unless other offences such as under age sex, drug dealing, organised crime links or human trafficking can be linked
    • Prostitute knows its illegal to live off sex
    • She's not selling sex, she’s “selling condoms”
    Its not an offence to provide sex but a person who manages a brothel or lives off the earnings of prostitution is guilty and can be charged
  • Sex work in WA is largely unregulated and the law in this area is inconsistent.
    Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan has on several occasions stressed the need to change prostitution laws so police are given “clear responsibilities"
  • The Attorney General Christian Porter says upcoming legislation will restrict prostitution to designated industrial or non-residential areas.
    The Zoning Model
    Which WA suburb gets the next Kings Cross?
    • The Control Model
    The Regulation Model
    • The Zoning Model
    Why not try regulating it?
    • Government gets $$$
    • Not afraid to come out
    • Better protection
    • Easier to regulate
    • Separate from other crimes
    • Regular health checkups
  • The Opposition's law and order spokesman John Quigley says the Government is choosing to ignore the issue of prostitution because it’s not popular among voters
    Premier Barnett said “within the first 100 days (of government) he would have this mess cleaned up”
    Too scared to make changes?
  • Prostitution will exist whether it is legal or illegal...
    A model is needed that will regulate the industry and provide a safe working environment for sex workers
    When will our government step up and make a change?
  • http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/wa-to-legalise-prostitution-20100620-yot6.html
    Prostitution
    Prostitution
    Prostitution
    Prostitution
    WA
    WA
    in
    WA
    in
    WA
    in
    in
    By Matt & Alex