Sex workers divide mining motels

Some Mackay business owners are pushing back against a new ruling allowing sex workers to work from motel rooms in Queensland's mining regions.

The move follows the Civil and Administrative Tribunal's ruling that the owners of a Moranbah motel contravened the anti-discrimination act by banning sex workers.

The Daily Mercury reports despite the ruling many motel owners still claim they should have the right to refuse accommodation.

The Morning Bulletin reports the Australian Family Association has raised concern about the ruling, and backed calls from the Accommodation Association of Australia to have the State Government form new laws to bar sex workers from motels.

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