I was driving home a couple of nights ago, and was behind a truck with this display on the back. Boardroom is a brothel and escort services agency.
It reminded me of this report which suggested that business boomed - up 20%- during the recent Cathollic World Youth Week. It was suggested media and other support personnel associated with the even were responsible for the increase in trade. Many brothels offered a 10% discount to pilgrims.
Prostitution is legal in New South Wales and other parts of Australia there are different laws in each state). Brothels are usually in commercial or industrial areas. There are all sorts of conditions which must be met for licencing. Street prostitution is also legal in NSW unless in, near or within view of a dwelling, school or church. Clients and sex workers can also be prosecuted for taking part in an act of prostitution in or within view of a public place.
Sex workers have been very proactive in anti-HIV/AIDS campaigns and there is virtually no infections through legal prostitution.
Sadly, there have been some cases of women being brought in to Australia as sex slaves to work in brothels. There have also been prosecutions of rogue brothel owners.