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Dictionary under Prostitution Act 1999
section 5

Adult entertainment permit means an adult entertainment permit granted under the Liquor Act 1992 and in force.

Advertisement, for part 6, division 4 and section 139A, see
section 92.

approved form see section 139.

approved manager means a person who holds an approved manager’s certificate that is in force.
approved manager’s certificate means a certificate granted
under this Act authorising a person to be an approved
manager of a licensed brothel stated in the certificate.
assessment manager see the Planning Act, section 246(1).
associate see section 6.
authorised officer of a relevant local government means an
officer of the relevant local g overnment who is authorised in
writing by the local government for this Act.

Authority means the Prostitution Licensing Authority established under section 100.

Brothel means premises made available for prostitution by 2 or more prostitutes at the premises.

Brothel licence means a licence gr anted under this Act authorising a person to operate a brothel at premises stated in the licence.

Certificate means an approved manager’s certificate.
commencement, for part 9, division 7, see section 156.
commissioner means the commissioner of the police service.

Conviction includes a finding of guilt or the acceptance of a plea of guilty by a court, wh ether or not a conviction is recorded.

corresponding law means a law of another State corresponding to this Act.
Criminal history of a person means the convictions recorded against the person, whether in Queensland or another State, for offences.
development application, for part 4, see section 62.
development permit means a development permit granted under the Planning Act.

Disciplinary inquiry—

(a) in relation to a licensee—see section 26; or
(b) in relation to an approved manager—see section 52.
disciplinary inquiry notice, for a disciplinary inquiry—
(a) in relation to a licensee—see section 27B; or
(b) in relation to an approved manager—see section 53B.

Disqualifying offence means—
(a) an offence or an attempt to commit, or to conspire to commit or to counsel or pr ocure a person to commit an offence, against any of the following—
(i) the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 , section 250;
(ii) the Drugs Misuse Act 1986, section 5 or 9D;
(iii) a provision of the Cr iminal Code mentioned in schedule 1;
(iv) a provision of the Migration Act 1958 (Cwlth) mentioned in schedule 2; or
(b) an offence that, if committed in Queensland, would be a
disqualifying offence under paragraph (a).
engage, a person, includes appoint, employ, promote,
redeploy or second the person within or to the office.
executive director means the executive director of the office
appointed under section 110B.

executive officer, of a body corporate, means a person who is
concerned with, or takes part in, the body corporate’s
management, whether or not the person is a director or the
person’s position is given the name of executive officer.
exempt member means a member of the Authority mentioned
in section 102(1)(b) or (c).
extended criminal history , of a person, means all of the
following—
(a) every conviction of the person for an offence, in
Queensland or elsewhere, whether before or after the
commencement of this Act;
(b) every charge of an offence made against the person, in
Queensland or elsewhere, whether before or after the
commencement of this Act.
family, of an individual, consists of the following members—
(a) the individual’s spouse;
(b) each of the individual’s children who is 18 years or
more, including a stepchild, an adopted child and a
person for whom the individual was foster-parent or
guardian when the person was a child;
(c) each of the individual’s parents, including a step-parent,
and a person who was a foster-parent or guardian for the
individual when the individual was a child;
(d) each of the individual’s siblings who is 18 years or
more, including a step-sibling and a person who was a
foster-sibling when the individual was a child.
fee means fee, charge or tax.
fund means the Prostitution Licensing Authority Fund
established under section 123.
health services means services prescribed under a regulation
for maintaining, impro ving and restoring pe ople’s health and
wellbeing.
IDAS see the Planning Act, section 230.
identifying particulars— 

(a) means any of the following—
(i) palm prints;
(ii) fingerprints;
(iii) handwriting;
(iv) voiceprints;
(v) footprints; and
(b) includes photographs of a person’s identifying features.
Examples for paragraph (b)—
1 photographs of scars or tattoos
2 photographs of the person
information includes a statement and particulars.
insolvent under administration means a person—
(a) who is an undischarged bankrupt; or
(b) for whom a debt agreem ent has been made under the
Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cwlth), part X or the
corresponding provisions of the law of another
jurisdiction, if the debt agr eement has not ended or has
not been terminated; or
(c) who has executed a deed of arrangement under the
Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cwlth), part X or the
corresponding provisions of the law of another
jurisdiction, if the terms of th e deed have not been fully
complied with; or
(d) whose creditors have accepted a composition under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cwlth), part X or the corresponding provisions of the law of another jurisdiction, if a final payment has not been made under the composition.
interest in a brothel see section 7.

Licence means brothel licence. licensed brothel means premises stated in a licensee’s licence
as the premises used for the business of providing prostitution

licensee means a person who holds a brothel licence that is in force.

Notice means written notice.
office means the Office of the Prostitution Licensing
Authority established under section 109.

Operate a brothel means to carry on the business of providing prostitution at the brothel.
part 6 directive means a ruling that is a directive made for the Public Service Act 2008, chapter 5, part 6.

Planning Act means the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
prescribed day means—
(a) for an annual licence fee, or an annual licence return fee,
for a licence—the day men tioned in section 19(5)(d)(i)
as the day by which the licensee must pay the fee; or
(b) for an annual certificate fee, or an annual return fee, for
a certificate—the day ment ioned in section 44(4)(d)(i)
as the day by which the approved manager must pay the
fee.

Prospective staff member see section 110N.

Prostitution see the Criminal Code, section 229E.
publish, an advertisement or statement, for part 6, division 4, see section 92.
relevant duties see section 110M.
section 66 declaration see section 65.

Sexually transmissible disease means any of the following diseases or conditions—
• chancroid
• donovanosis
• genital chlamydia
• genital herpes (when lesions are visible)
• genital warts (when lesions are visible)

  • gonorrhoea
    • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • lymphogranuloma venereum
    • syphilis
    • another disease or condition prescribed under a regulation.

Social escort means a person who, under an arrangement of a commercial character, is held out to the public for hire to—
(a) accompany another person to social affairs, places of entertainment or amusement; or
(b) consort with a person in any place, whether public or private;
but does not include—
(c) a person who provides the services mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) as part of health services for the other person; or
(d) a person who provides prostitution.

Social escort provider means a person or entity that, under an arrangement of a commercial character—
(a) provides, or offers to provide, names of social escorts to persons; or
(b) introduces, or offers to introduce, persons to social escorts; or
(c) takes any other step for the purpose of introducing persons to social escorts.

Staff member means a member of the staff of the office.

suspension period—
(a) for a licence—see section 24B; or
(b) for a certificate—see section 50B.
temporary declaration see section 65