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SEX WORK ACT 1994 - SECT 4

Objects of Act

The objects of this Act are—

        (a)     to seek to protect children from sexual exploitation and coercion;

S. 4(b) amended by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 6(a)) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27).

        (b)     to lessen the impact on the community and community amenities of the carrying on of sex work-related activities;

S. 4(c) amended by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 6(b)) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27).

        (c)     to seek to ensure that criminals are not involved in the sex work industry;

        (d)     to seek to ensure that brothels are not located in residential areas or in areas frequented by children;

S. 4(da) inserted by No. 44/1999 s. 6(1).

        (da)     to seek to ensure that no one person has at any one time an interest in more than one brothel licence or permit;

S. 4(e) amended by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 6(c)) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27).

        (e)     to maximise the protection of sex workers and their clients from health risks;

S. 4(f) amended by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 6(c)) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27).

        (f)     to maximise the protection of sex workers from violence and exploitation;

S. 4(g) amended by No. 44/1999 s. 6(2).

        (g)     to ensure that brothels are accessible to inspectors, law enforcement officers, health workers and other social service providers;

S. 4(h) amended by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 6(c)) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27).

        (h)     to promote the welfare and occupational health and safety of sex workers.


Pt 2 (Heading) substituted by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 7) (as amended by Nos 63/2010 s. 27, 36/2011 s. 35(3)).

Part 2—Offences connected with sex work

S. 5 (Heading) inserted by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 8) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27).



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