Sydney the brothel capital of the South Pacific | News.com.au (external - login to view)
SYDNEY has become the Amsterdam of the South Pacific.A confidential document by the NSW Government reveals that Sydney alone has more than double the number of legal brothels in Victoria and Queensland combined.Quote has been trimmed
In Sydney alone, there are 244 legal brothels, and a further 90 "suspected" illegal brothels. NSW has 271 legal brothels, Victoria just over 90, and Queensland 24.
Several industry figures estimate that there are at least 10,000 sex workers in NSW - putting the state on a par with Amsterdam.
Even more surprising is that fact that Sydney's brothel hot spot isn't Kings Cross but a quiet suburb out in the city's west. Click here for the full story.
The figures are the first definitive statistics compiled in the state, and will heighten calls from law enforcement to rein in its growth amid claims that the industry is being infiltrated by organised crime. Experts say it is far easier to start a brothel than a pub.
What is more alarming is that these numbers may be just the beginning. Only 56 of NSW's 152 councils responded to the government survey. The others refused.
Well obviously there's a demand for the product, lol...... But geez, I'm all for legalizing of all sorts of things..... but if you're going to legalize or regulate something, make sure you got a friggin plan and that you can enforce that plan when needed. There's no point in legalizing something in order to help control it if you don't have any plans on how to properly control it.