Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Marrickville to allow prostitutes to work from home

Marrickville council has become the second council in Sydney to allow prostitutes to work out of home. The council voted in favour of the proposal at a meeting last night attended by more than 300 angry local residents.

The decision means single operator brothels will be allowed to operate in residential areas without development consent.

Independent councillor Dimitri Thanos, who voted against the proposal, says the local community will suffer. "We had a very, very small time period in order to object," he said. "We collected 1,800 signatures, over 1,800 signatures within two weeks, within five days actually. "It is tragic because we've constantly seen what is acceptable in our society being eroded."

By Rox Ann 5 Feb 03

STING: Another nail in Fred Nile's coffin and the other bigots. What is marriage? Legal Prostitution. And I didn't say anything about wife swapping!