Many Queensland laws are not workable and criminalise basic sex worker safety strategies. It is the position of Respect Inc that full decriminalisation is the best legal framework for sex workers in Queensland. Find out more about the campaign to decriminalise sex work in Queensland:. The Prostitution Act came into effect in July and introduced a brothel licensing system, established the Prostitution Licensing Authority and allowed for the development of Regulations.
Queensland sex workers say current laws put their lives at risk
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Posted April 13, Queensland sex workers say they face a dilemma — break the law to stay safe, or obey it and put their lives at risk. Chrissie whose last name is withheld has been working as a fly-in, fly-out sex worker in regional Queensland for the past eight years and is one of many sex workers along with organisation Respect calling for a law change. Under current law, independent sex workers are not allowed to message one another about their current location or check in or out with each other, do bookings together, share a workspace or work in the same building, employ someone to answer their phone, or use a driver another sex worker uses. She said the current law forced sex workers to work in isolation and placed them in a vulnerable position. Chrissie was working in Rockhampton eight years ago when another sex worker in nearby Gladstone was murdered in what the court described as an act of savagery.
The ‘nutty’ list of words that Queensland sex workers aren’t allowed to use in adverts
Dateline airs tonight, 9. A working mum and caring wife, over the years this savvy businesswoman has capitalised on her high earnings and made sage financial investments that help top up her already lucrative wage. At times, the nature of her work means she is forced to live a double life similar to that of a spy. A recent interview with a licensed brothel operator on Brisbane radio sparked a frenzy of interest in a business that, by its nature, happens behind closed doors.
In Queensland the Prostitution Act includes the following section about using condoms and dams during sex work:. Maximum penalty— penalty units. The police have been investigating these offences by posing as clients, ringing or emailing us sex workers and then asking for services without condoms or dams.