ACT Shadow Attorney-General Vicki Dunne announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals government would not implement the Labor-Greens plan to allow multiple prostitutes to work in homes in the suburbs. Mrs Dunne said this is bad policy which would have negative ramifications for suburban streets.
“Recently, ACT Labor and the Greens supported a Committee recommendation that would allow two prostitutes to works from residential premises, effectively creating mini brothels in residential streets,” Mrs Dunne sad.
“Since this recommendation was first mooted we’ve been inundated with questions from Canberrans who are justifiably concerned about having more prostitution in their suburbs.
“Only a Canberra Liberals Government will categorically rule out this unwarranted push to change the law on prostitution.
“ACT Labor’s track record on managing the prostitution sector is appalling, with charges of sex trafficking and revelations that there had been no government inspections of brothels for a five-year period.
“Canberra residents want an assurance that they will not see mini brothels in their suburbs, which the Canberra Liberals are providing today,” Mrs Dunne concluded.