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Operating brothel other than in a building

S. 21A(1) amended by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 36) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27).

    (1)     A person must not carry on business as a sex work service provider of a kind referred to in the definition of brothel in section 3 at premises—

        (a)     for which there is not in force a permit granted under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 for their use or development for the purposes of the operation of a brothel; and

        (b)     that are not a building or part of a building.

Penalty:     360 penalty units or imprisonment for 3 years or both.

    (2)     An offence against subsection (1) is an indictable offence.

Pt 2A (Heading and ss 21B–21M) inserted by No. 64/2010 s. 69, amended by Nos 73/2011 ss 14, 15, 77/2013 s. 51, 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. items 155.2–155.10), 21/2015 s. 3(Sch. 1 item 49), repealed by No. 7/2022 s. 11.

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Part 3—Licensing system

Division 1—Requirement to be licensed

S. 22 (Heading) inserted by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 37) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27).

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