References

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(Who We Are)

  1. Global Network of Sex Work Projects, Membership Application and Consent Form, Requirement 1.6
    <http://www.nswp.org/sites/nswp.org/files/NSWP%20Membership%20and%20Consent%20Form%2C%20NSWP%20-%202016.pdf>

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(Why are We Calling for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work?)

  1. s 4 (f), Sex Work Act 1994 (Vic)
    http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/LTObject_Store/LTObjSt5.nsf/DDE300B846EED9C7CA257616000A3571/998B3217B6D8FFEFCA257810001351B3/$FILE/94-102aa070%20authorised.pdf
  2. Donovan B, Harcourt C, Egger S, Watchirs Smith L, Schneider K, Kaldor JM, Chen MY, Fairley CK, Tabrizi S (2012) The Sex Industry in New South Wales: a Report to the NSW Ministry of Health, Kirby Institute, UNSW.
  3. See section 24(3) of The Sex Work Act 1994 (Vic)
  4. Scarlet Alliance, Principles of Model Sex Work Legislation (2014) Scarlet Alliance, page 6
    <http://www.scarletalliance.org.au/library/principles_2014>
  5. Donovan B, Harcourt C, O’Conner J, Egger S, Fairley C, Wand H, Chen M, Kaldor J, Marshall L,  The decriminalisation of Prostitution is Associated with Better Coverage of Health Promotion Programs for Sex Workers (2009) 34(5) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 482
  6. Macreadie R, Prostitution Control and Other Matters Amendment Bill 2008 D-Brief 7 (2008) Parliamentary Research Library Service, page 9
    <https://www.researchgate.net/publication/238721191_THE_PROSTITUTION_CONTROL_AND_OTHER_MATTERS_AMENDMENT_BILL_2008>
  7. Callander D, et al, A cross-sectional study of HIV and STIs among male sex workers attending Australian sexual health clinics (2017) Sexually Transmitted Infections, 93:299–302.
  8. Rowe J, Shantusi Surveying HIV and Need in The Unregulated Sex Industry (2011) Inner South Community Health Service [Star Health], pp2-3
    <https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:42343/n2006048840.pdf>
  9. Mclean A, An Evolving Trade: Male Sex Work and the Internet (2013), RMIT University, section 6.3
    <https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:160406>

(The Laws)

(The Problems with Victoria’s Existing Laws)

  1. See section 4(c) of the Sex Work Act 1994 (Vic)
  2. See ss 8-9 of the Sex Work Act 1994 (Vic)
  3. Callander D, et al, A cross-sectional study of HIV and STIs among male sex workers attending Australian sexual health clinics (2017) Sexually Transmitted Infections, 93:299–302.Rowe J, Shantusi Surveying HIV and Need in The Unregulated Sex Industry (2011) Inner South Community Health Service [Star Health], pp2-3
    <https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:42343/n2006048840.pdf>
  4. Australian Adult Entertainment Industry spokesperson, William Albon, estimates Victoria has at least 500 illegal brothels in 2018.
  5. Macreadie R, Prostitution Control and Other Matters Amendment Bill 2008D-Brief 7 (2008) Parliamentary Research Library Service, page 9
    <https://www.researchgate.net/publication/238721191_THE_PROSTITUTION_CONTROL_AND_OTHER_MATTERS_AMENDMENT_BILL_2008>
  6. – New South Wales 2015 Inquiry into the Regulation of Brothels
    – Australian Capital Territory 2012 Inquiry into the Prostitution Act 1992
    – Queensland’s 2004 Crime and Misconduct Commission Report, “Regulating Prostitution: An Evaluation of the Prostitution Act 1999”
    – Tasmania’s 2012 Department of Justice Sex Industry Review, “Regulation of the Sex Industry in Tasmania Discussion Paper”
    – The Northern Territory’s Attorney General 1999 Report, “National Competition Policy Report Concerning the Regulation of Escort Agents and Sex Workers”
  7. Marcia Neave’s 1985 Victorian Inquiry into Prostitution
  8. See ss 5 – 7, 11 and 59 of the Sex Work Act 1994 (Vic)
  9. See ss 20-23 of New Zealand’s Prostitution Reform Act 2003
  10. Sex Work Ministerial Advisory Committee, Improving the Regulation of the Sex Industry and Supporting Sex Workers Who Want to Move On, (2007) Consumer Affairs Victoria, Section 6.3.2<https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/library/publications/resources-and-education/research/improving-the-regulation-of-the-sex-industry-and-supporting-sex-workers-who-want-to-move-on-2007.pdf>
    Harcourt C, van Beek I, Heslop J, McMahon M & Donovan B 2001.The health and welfare needs of female and transgender street sex workers in New South Wales. Health and Work 25(1): 84–89
  11. Seib C, Fischer J & Najman JM 2009. The health of female sex workers from three industry sectors in Queensland, Australia. Social Science and Medicine 68: 473–478
  12. Selvey, L., Hallett, J., Lobo, R., McCausland, K., Bates, J., & Donovan, B. (2017).Western Australian Law and Sex Worker Health (LASH) Study. A Summary Report to the Western Australian Department of Health. Perth: School of Public Health, Curtin University, page 23, table 16
    <http://ceriph.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/reports/Law-and-Sex-worker-Health-Study-Summary-Report-Aug-2017(1).pdf>
  13. The Hon Justice JRT Wood, Royal Commission Into The New South Wales Police Service, Final Report, Volume 1: Corruption, (1997)  The Government of the State of New South Wales, Finding 1.40

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(Political Parties)

  1. Victorian Branch Australian Labor Party, Platform 2018, page 87, Platform 5.2.2
    <https://www.viclabor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Platform-2018-Web.pdf>
  2. Attorney General’s Street Prostitution Advisory Group, Final Report (2002)
    <http://www.scarletalliance.org.au/library/agspag02/view>
  3. Statement by Victorian Greens Party candidate Kathleen Maltzahn from 7 May 2018 about her position on sex work law
    https://greens.org.au/vic/about/statement-kathleen-maltzahn

(The Laws)

(What’s Wrong with the Nordic Model)

  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,  Criminalisation and repressive policing of sex work linked to increased risk of violence, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (11 December 2018) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    <https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2018/criminalisation-and-repressive-policing-sex-work-linked-increased-risk>

  2. Global Network of Sex Work Projects, Challenging the Introduction of the Nordic Model (2018), NSWP
    <http://www.nswp.org/sites/nswp.org/files/sg_to_challenging_nordic_model_prf03.pdf>

Disclaimer

Because this publication avoids the use of legal language, information about the law may have been summarised or expressed in general statements. This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional legal advice or reference to the actual Legislation.

Last updated: 24 October 2018