2 June 2020: Coronavirus and the Review

By now we’re all familiar with how coronavirus has impacted every aspect of our lives. But how will it impact the Review?

It seems the government wants to maintain a fairly tight schedule re the Review, and delays so far have only been around one month. The reality is that reviewing the sorry state affairs of Victoria’s sex work laws is a mammoth task. And the time and resources allocated don’t seem to do the task justice. There is just so much to cover, and figuring out how to implement the principles of sex work decriminalisation into existing state and local government laws will necessarily be a complex job. 

The concern is that if adequate time, resources and consultation are not provided to the Review, the task may end up being even more difficult and even more complex.