Victorian Sex Work Review Blog

 

Get the inside story on all the legal and political developments of Fiona Patten’s Sex Work Review. Victoria’s last extensive review of sex work laws was in 1985: why a Review now?

SWLRV traces the events of 2020 back to their origins, over a decade ago in 2009.

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7 July 2020: Does the law offer solutions?

Do criminal laws offer the best method of preventing violence ...
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1 July, 2020: Welcoming the new Minister for Consumer Affairs

Whenever there’s a problem with sex industry regulation, the most ...
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30 June 2020: Reflecting on Marlene Kairouz

In Victoria, the Minister for Consumer Affairs is responsible for ...
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30 June 2020: Successful Chat with Community

Sex Workers’ Voices Victoria is a pop-up project led by ...
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21 June 2020: It’s Complicated

Sex Work Has Been Decriminalised in New Zealand since 2003, ...
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16 June 2020: Marlene Kairouz Resigns

Today Marlene Kairouz resigned as Minister for Consumer Affairs. Ms ...
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15 June 2020: Adem Somyurek Sacked

Victoria’s Minister for Local Government is sacked from Cabinet by ...
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3 June 2020: A Healthy Dose of Self-Criticism?

Sex workers often point to the police and the government ...
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2 June 2020: Coronavirus and the Review

By now we’re all familiar with how coronavirus has impacted ...
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1 June 2020: The issue of Discrimination

Will Fiona Patten consider the issue of discrimination against sex ...
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26 April 2020: 35 Years After Marcia Neave’s Inquiry

Recently we heard someone describe Fiona Patten’s Sex Work Review ...
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24 April 2020: Will we hear from clients?

Who will make submissions to Fiona Patten’s Sex Work Review? ...
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6 March 2020: Street-Based Sex Workers Consultation

Had a great chat to a group of seven street-based ...
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4 March 2020: City of Port Phillip Supports Decrim

SWLRV attended a City of Port Phillip council meeting on ...
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16 February 2020: Sex Work Review Website Launch

The Victorian Government launches a Sex Work Review website. The ...
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26 November 2019: Victory in Northern Territory and Crossbencher Ramps Up Pressure

Northern Territory Decriminalises Sex Work Media announces a huge win ...
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5 December 2019: Fiona Patten Joins us on the Radio

Australia's only sex work radio show, Behind Closed Doors, on ...
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27 November 2019: Labor Announces Sex Work Review

Hours after The Age publishes an article on sex work ...
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27 November 2019: Further Pressure as Media Covers Issue of Violence

Investigative journalist with The Age, Farrah Tomazin, publishes an article, ...
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November 2019: Northern Territory Releases Sex Work Report

The Northern Territory releases a report, "Inquiry into the Sex ...
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18 November 2019: Journalist Meets Sex Workers

The Age senior journalist and investigative reporter Farrah Tomazin meets ...
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November 2019: Four Dozen MPs = ?

Exhausting! Between November 2018 and November 2019, we ran around ...
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17 October 2019: Sex Workers Interview David Limbrick MP On Radio

The  team of sex workers at Behind Closed Doors, a ...
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20 June 2019: Australian Conservatives Party Deregisters

After just over two years, the Australian Conservatives party deregisters, ...
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18 May 2019: Coalition Shock Win in Federal Election

The Coalition is re-elected at the federal level, shocking many ...
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April 2019: Sex Work Radio Launches in Melbourne

A group of three vivacious Melbourne sex workers team up ...
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March 2019: Northern Territory Releases Discussion Paper

The Northern Territory government publishes a Discussion Paper "Reforming Regulation ...
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11 December 2018: Fiona Patten Retains her Seat

After a nervous two week wait, Fiona Patten wins back ...
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26 November 2018: Government Offers Fiona Patten a Job

With election results still being finalised, it becomes clear Fiona ...
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24 November 2018: Victorian Election Result

Labor's Landslide The left leaning Victorian Labor Party wins the ...
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October 2018: We Launch Our Website

After talking and planning for months, we finally launch our ...
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October 2018: Victorian Election Campaign 2018

Labor's Campaign Labor campaigns in the looming 2018 Victorian election, ...
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24 August 2018: Scott Morrison Becomes Prime Minister

In the Australian Federal Parliament, conservative MP Scott Morrison wins ...
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25 July 2018: Labor Reveals Sex Work Platform

Labor reveals its Platform 2018, which outlines its priorities and goals for ...
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January 2018: The Reason Party Forms

In 2009 Fiona Patten founded the Australian Sex Party. Eight ...
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February 2017: Formation of the Australian Conservatives Party

At the federal level, former Liberal Party MP, Cory Bernadi ...
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November 2014: 2014 Election Result

Labor Wins Government The left leaning Victorian Labor party wins ...
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2009: Australian Sex Party Forms

Former sex worker and sex industry lobbyist Fiona Patten announces ...
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Last updated: 9 March 2020