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PROSTITUTION ACT 2000


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 -- Preliminary  

   1.      Short title
            
   2.      Commencement
            
   3.      Terms used
            
   4.      Prostitution

   PART 2 -- General provisions about prostitution

           Division 1 -- Persons generally  

   5.      Seeking prostitute in or in view or within hearing of public place
            
   6.      Seeking client in or in view or within hearing of public place
            
   7.      Seeking to induce person to act as prostitute
            
   8.      Prophylactic to be used
            
   9.      Promoting employment in prostitution industry
            
   10.     Prohibition of certain sponsorships
            
   11.     Hindering performance of functions
            
   12.     Contravening direction by police to move on
            
   13.     Failure to comply with certain police requirements

           Division 2 -- Prostitutes  

   14.     Section 14 offence
            
   15.     Acting as prostitute for child

   PART 3 -- Other provisions about children  

   16.     Causing, permitting, or seeking to induce child to act as prostitute
            
   17.     Obtaining payment for prostitution by child
            
   18.     Agreement for prostitution by child
            
   19.     Child not to seek services of prostitute
            
   20.     Prostitution at place where child present
            
   21.     Allowing child to be at place involving prostitution

   PART 4 -- Provisions for police  

   22.     Terms used
            
   23.     Powers to obtain information
            
   24.     Police may direct person to move on
            
   25.     Detention, search and seizure without warrant
            
   26.     Entry of, and seizure at, place of business without warrant
            
   27.     Search and seizure with warrant
            
   28.     Warrant may be obtained remotely
            
   29.     Provisions about searching person
            
   30.     Retaining something seized but not forfeited
            
   31.     Forfeiture and delivery on conviction
            
   32.     Forfeiture and delivery other than on conviction
            
   33.     Disposal of thing forfeited
            
   34.     Powers to assist seizing things
            
   36.     Commissioner may delegate function

   PART 5 -- Restraining orders  

   37.     Restraining order to prevent further offence
            
   38.     Restraining order against person who could be required to move on
            
   39.     Provisions about making order
            
   40.     Terms of restraining order
            
   41.     Duration of restraining order
            
   42.     Variation or cancellation
            
   43.     Court to notify parties of decision
            
   44.     When cancellation takes effect
            
   45.     Provisions about children
            
   46.     Breach of restraining order
            
   47.     Appeals
            
   48.     Order not to conflict with family order

   PART 6 -- Evidence  

   49.     Accused presumed to know if person is a child
            
   50.     Person residing with child prostitute presumed to receive payment
            
   51.     Accused presumed to have allowed presence of child
            
   52.     Intention presumed in some cases
            
   54.     Averment that prostitution business carried on

   PART 7 -- Miscellaneous  

   55.     Legal proceedings
            
   56.     Protection of certain persons
            
   57.     Exchange of information between State authorities
            
   58.     Confidentiality
            
   59.     Liability of managerial officer for offence by body corporate
            
   61.     Regulations
            
   62.      Regulations relating to restraining order applications
           SCHEDULE 1 -- Offence history that may be an element of a section 14 offence
           

[Reprinted under the Reprints Act 1984 as at 13 September 2013]

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