Thai police arrest an Australian man in a sting operation after he allegedly offered a sex cruise with prostitutes, advertised as a "wild boat orgy", via a Facebook page.
A former chief minister once suggested the apparent proliferation of massage parlours in Darwin's CBD was lowering the tone of the city. Curious Darwin takes a look at the industry in the NT to see whether it's time to change "draconian" sex work laws.
A Canberra man already accused of people trafficking is charged with sex without consent, with court documents saying he threatened to "tell everybody" what the alleged victim was doing at his brothel.
Sex workers are calling for complete decriminalisation of their industry, arguing current laws deprive prostitutes of basic rights such as equal treatment from police.
More women and couples are seeking the services of male escorts, data shows, necessitating a shift in traditional concepts of the sex industry and renewed efforts to adapt outdated legislation, writes Professor John Scott.