Australia's Immoral Prostitution Laws

In the 1970s illegal brothels masqueraded as massage parlors and street walkers proliferated in the street areas around St. Kilda, the notorious Melbourne suburb. Victoria was the first state to legalize brothel-based prostitution through the Melbourne and Metropolitan Planning Scheme with the objectives of controlling industry growth, reducing illegal activity, preventing criminal elements infiltrating the industry, preventing child prostitution, and making streetwalkers safe.

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