Sex Work Law Reform Victoria News and Media

27 March 2020

" ‘I’m clean and safe’: Brothels close but sex workers still ply trade". Farrah Tomazin from The Age writes about how Victorian sex work laws and coronavirus restrictions intersect to permit many sex workers to continue to operate during a pandemic.

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4 March 2020

City of Port Phillip council passes a Motion to support the decriminalisation of sex work. Councillor Tim Baxter tables the Motion which easily passes with only one vote against. A sex worker from Sex Work Law Reform Victoria proudly speaks in support of the Motion. 

Although state/territory governments legislate to change sex work laws, local governments are key and influential stakeholders responsible for approving brothel locations and managing areas where street-based sex work occurs.  This include providing bins, public toilets and managing traffic flow in areas of street-based sex work.

Read Councillor Tim Baxter’s sex work decriminalisation Motion