pros·ti·tute (prŏs′tĭ-to͞ot′, -tyo͞ot′) n. 1. A person who engages in prostitution. 2. A person considered as having compromised principles for personal.
Almost all states have laws making it illegal to engage in, promote, or profit from prostitution. The term " prostitution " generally means the commission by a person.
Sex work in Australia is governed by state and territory laws, which vary considerably. Federal legislation also affects some aspects of sex work throughout Australia.