Sex in the Dark: The Brothels Legislation Amendment Act 2007 (NSW)

Sydney University
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Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 2007, 19 (2), pp. 183 - 196
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The Brothels Legislation Amendment Act 2007 (NSW) was passed by the New South Wales Parliament to expedite the closure of disorderly and unlawful brothels . This article details the enforcement regime introduced by the Act and then considers the reasons for these reforms. The author argues that the reforms are not aimed at tangible, negative impacts, but instead at unlawfulness and disorderliness . The author concludes by suggesting that rather than the current approach of harsh expulsion and exclusion, the government could better achieve law and order through legalisation and regulation
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