A SEX worker has won an anti-discrimination case against motel owners in a Queensland mining town who refused to rent her a room.
Okay – refusing to rent someone a room on the basis of their profession is discrimination. But I would have thought that subletting a room would be violation of contract. So the motel owners rent a room to person A who in turn effectively rents it to her clients.* There would be nothing wrong with the individual managing her business from the room, i.e. calling clients and making appointments etc., but actually conducting her business there can be thought of as subletting.
If an individual hired a room and set up a convenience store the owners might be annoyed too.
If the owners are happy to sublet that’s fine, but many property owners place restrictions on subletting and I don’t think that is unreasonable or discriminatory.
* Then there are trespass laws, many hotels have rules against visitors at particular hours.
(HT: Andrew Bolt)
Update: Gab points us to the actual judgement.