Women asked to sign “not a prostitute” statement upon check-in to motels

Women booking into some motels in North Queensland, Australia, are being asked to sign statements promising they won’t be “offering good and services for sale” from their room. This is despite the fact that prostitution is legal across the state as a sole operator working in private.

Kelly Davidson, a motel operator on Mackay‘s busy Nebo Rd said all motels in the area have started to field calls from sex workers looking to book rooms, because prostitution has become so rife in Northern Queensland‘s mining communities and towns.

“We have a rule here that people can’t run businesses form their rooms. We ask guests when they register to sign a form saying that they won’t be using the room as a place to conduct business.”

Whatever your moral stance on prostitution might be, it seems strange that one business should be turning away a sure-fire way of making a profit, by choosing to involve itself in the business of others.

Fielding “prostitution” as a business disallowed in a motel, while executives and travelling managers conduct business remotely in the room next door totally legitimately, seems hypocritical to say the least.

In addition, it is quite presumptuous that only females are being screened for the practice.

 

Source: Motel sex check outcry as women asked to sign \’not a prostitute\’ statement in mining centres | Latest Business.

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Categories: Beliefs, Morals, Business, Gender issues

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One Comment on “Women asked to sign “not a prostitute” statement upon check-in to motels”

  1. gwallan
    February 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I doubt this ultimately has anything to do with them being prostitutes specifically. They are acting only to protect themselves and their business.

    “We have a rule here that people can’t run businesses form their rooms. We ask guests when they register to sign a form saying that they won’t be using the room as a place to conduct business.”

    There would be zoning laws in these municipalities which would control business activity. Consider also that motel/hotel owners risk legal action if providing premises for an illegal brothel. It sounds as though QLD has similar laws to Victoria. The “licensed” prostitutes here are expected to provide the premises themselves. Otherwise they are not acting legally.

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