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Regulation-making power

    (1)     The Executive may make regulations for this Act.

Note     Regulations must be notified, and presented to the Legislative Assembly, under the Legislation Act


    (2)     The regulations may make provision in relation to the following matters:

        (a)     the cleanliness of brothels;

        (b)     the provision, use and laundering of towels and other items of linen;

        (c)     hygiene standards for swimming pools, spa baths and sexual aids used in brothels;

        (d)     provision of, and hygiene standards for, showers and washing and toilet facilities in brothels;

        (e)     the disposal of prophylactics used in brothels;

        (f)     the inspection of brothels and escort agencies to ensure compliance with this Act;

        (g)     the provision of information relating to sexually transmissible infections to sex workers employed at brothels or from escort agencies and to clients;

        (h)     safeguarding the health of clients and sex workers employed at brothels and from escort agencies;

              (i)     the provision of assistance to sex workers in gaining access to job retraining, job skills improvement schemes and further education;

        (j)     the size, form and content of advertisements relating to brothels and escort agencies.

    (3)     The regulations may also prescribe offences for contraventions of the regulations and prescribe maximum penalties of not more than 10 penalty units for offences against the regulations.

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