27 November 2019: Further Pressure as Media Covers Issue of Violence

Investigative journalist with The Age, Farrah Tomazin, publishes an article, “Sex workers are sick of rapes, assaults and want protection” online and in print. A number of sex workers tell their stories of violence and of their unwillingness to go to police. The article talks about Labor’s Platform on sex work, quotes Sex Work Law Reform Victoria, and includes stories from three of the sex workers in our group. What is more scary, being a sex worker and telling your story to the police, or telling your story to the media?

The article marks the third time in just over 24 hours that an event has added additional pressure on Labor to act on sex work issues.