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Tom Elliott questions police’s softer stance on street prostitution

St Kilda police have indicated a change in their previously hard-line stance on street prostitution.

Sue White from Inner South Community Health told Tom Elliott police have finite resources.

‘It’s not going to go away. It’s a global profession, it’s been around for a very long time,’ Ms White said.

‘It’s time we took a more pragmatic view and looked at reducing some of the risks inherent in sex work when people are working outside the law.’

But Tom isn’t convinced.

‘The police should go to the government and say ‘let’s change the laws’, not simply stop enforcing them,’ he said.

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