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Australian court says motel can't ban prostitute
Indian Express ^ | August 8, 2012 | Indian Express Group

Posted on 08/08/2012 4:06:10 AM PDT by Makana

Australia's hotel industry has been rocked by a court's ruling that a prostitute was illegally discriminated against by a motel owner who refused to rent her a room to work from.

The ruling has stunned hotel and motel owners, who thought they had a right to decide what sort of businesses were operating from their premises.

The prostitute, identified only as GK, had taken her discrimination case against the Drovers Rest Motel in the coal mining town of Moranbah to the Queensland state Civil and Administrative Tribunal after management refused to rent her a room.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; law
I love the Aussies. Yet, this is a perplexing story.

On one hand, I find this somewhat amusing. On the other hand, does this mean I can open a blacksmith shop next to her room? Where does the line get drawn?

1 posted on 08/08/2012 4:06:24 AM PDT by Makana
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To: Makana

Wow, there judges suck just as bad as ours do.


2 posted on 08/08/2012 4:19:57 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

I meant their judges, not there judges.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 4:22:12 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

Their judges suck there.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 4:49:15 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Makana

I imagine their hotels will have to write new rules that apply equally to all guests. “Hotel guests with non-registered visitors in their rooms will be charged $200 per visitor, per hour” or some such nonsense. That wouldn’t be discriminatory, but it would keep this Australian version of Sandra Fluke out of a decent establishment.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 5:39:31 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: DuncanWaring

Good one.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 8:16:25 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Makana
"Drovers Rest Motel in the coal mining town of Moranbah" ,br>
Love Shack, baby!
7 posted on 08/08/2012 9:03:27 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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