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PROSTITUTION ACT 1999 - SECT 73
Public soliciting for purposes of prostitution
73 Public soliciting for purposes of prostitution
(1) A person must not publicly solicit for prostitution.
(a) for a first offence—15 penalty units; or
(b) for a
second offence—25 penalty units; or
(c) for a third or subsequent
offence—30 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment.
(2) A person publicly
solicits for prostitution if, for that purpose, the person—
(a) solicits a
person who is in a public place; or
(b) solicits a person at a place within
the view or hearing of a person who is in a public place; or
(c) loiters in
or near a public place; or
(d) loiters in a place that can be viewed from a
(3) Subsection (1) applies equally to—
(a) males and females;
(b) prostitutes and their clients; and
(c) persons acting for
(d) persons acting for clients of prostitutes.
(4) In this
"solicit" includes the following—
(a) offer to provide prostitution;
accept an offer to provide prostitution.
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