This according to an HRDC draft policy memo concerning occupations acceptable for posting to the Job Bank.
To be clear, the Job Bank will not list prostitution per se, but, it is suggested, should include:
• Exotic dancer, erotic dancer, nude dancer, striptease dancer and table dancer.
• Escort, chat line agent, phone agent for personal services and telephone agent for personal services.
Not one of which professions is, in any way, shape, or form, illegal in this country.
Of course all the usual shrill voices have jumped all over this. Charles (“Chuckles”) McVety says “This is appalling activity by our government” and goes on to point out the hypocrisy of a Conservative government (this one in particular) taking this position after hounding Judy Sgro out of Cabinet over a relatively minor breach of their Victorian morals some 6 or 7 years ago.
And you can also be sure talk-line radio will be all over this today, “coast to coast to coast” as they like to say.
Expect a strong denial from the PMO, heads to roll at HRDC, and McVety to claim victory once again over the forces of evil. Stay tuned.