Queensland laws and policing practices unnecessarily endanger sex workers. ‘Sex workers are forced to choose between working safely or legally’, Kayla Rose, sex worker and committee member of DecrimQLD said.
My name is Kayla Rose (she/her), I am the Brisbane representative and Secretary of Respect Inc.
Last month two local inner-city Brisbane sex workers were involved in a historic prosecution. Three other sex workers were defrauded by the same man but were unable to come forward due to privacy and confidentiality concerns. The accused plead guilty to two counts of Fraud and “Dishonestly gaining benefit or advantage.” He was ordered to pay each worker $350, plus was fined &750 for each offence.
It is our objective to recognise that by providing education, information and support to sex workers, sex workers will be effectively resourced as safer sex educators to pass on those educational benefits to the larger general population.
‘Sex Work is Work’ and ‘Sex Worker Rights are Human Rights’
Laws in Queensland criminalise essential safety strategies, forcing sex workers to choose between working safely or legally.