I just read an article from Melbourne’s premier daily broadsheet which reports that Melbourne City Council has opted to cease hiring private investigators to patronise illegal brothels (and not in the sense of talking down to them inappropriately) for the purpose of busting said establishments.
It opened with the unforgettable line: “Melbourne City Council has decided to stop paying for sex.”
Curiously enough, the story now seems to have been taken down. But I swear I saw it.
UPDATE – Thinking about it, surely such a practice would be completely illegal. Patronising illegal brothels.. is illegal. I wonder if the whole piece was some kind of prank.