In all of that time the number of the state's legal brothels has remained static at 24.
"And many sources suggest these escorts and outcall services are indeed the largest slice of the sex industry - not just in Queensland but elsewhere.
"So something needs to be done to somehow put this on a sounder legal foundation."In a statement, Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey has told the ABC the possibility of allowing the state's licensed brothels to conduct outcalls is currently being assessed.
This may include striking, touching, moving, or applying force of any kind to a person without their consent.
You do not have to hit someone to be charged with assault; pushing or just threatening them can still be classed as assault.
She argues all forms of prostitution should be legalised to reduce the stigma that still hangs over sex work."If we can be taxed on it, why can we be charged for going to work, by the police?
" she said."Somebody else that goes to work at Macca's or something, they don't get charged for going to work."The CMC has suggested that allowing brothels to run outcall services opens the door to fraudulent calls and money laundering, but Chelsea does not believe that could ever be a problem."No, I don't really see that one happening much at all," she said."And if it did, it's not going to be on a vast scale of any means whatsoever."Because the Government knows about how much these parlours are making...Candi Forrest from sex worker advocacy group Respect says the law has never made it easy."Private workers who have to work by themselves are being policed constantly," she said."So the police will ring up, they pose as a client, they will go and visit a sex worker, they will request services that are illegal, and if a sex worker perhaps complies with that - by agreeing to provide service without a condom, say, or going and getting another worker to work with her, or him - they will be charged."Sex workers are under more fear from the police these days." In 2006 submissions to the CMC, both Queensland Police and the state's Prostitution Licensing Authority supported any move to grant outcall services to brothels.The CMC has rejected all calls for reform and is opposed to further growth in the industry.Brothel licensees operate under strict regulations. Sexual escort services are illegal, but still exist.In its 2011 review of the industry, the CMC concluded the illegal sex trade was likely to be larger than the legal industry.nothing much has changed other than they've started making less money over the last X amount of years."So if one of the parlours was suddenly to double their intake or so, well look straight into them, find out what's changed."When the Prostitution Act passed in 1999, then premier Peter Beattie faced stern opposition from Christian lobby groups.