Respect Inc. Consent Mistake of Fact Submission LASC Jan 2021 | Respect QLD

This submission addresses consent and removal of consent due to non-payment for sexual services. 

Consent must apply to sex workers as it does other Queenslanders. In a sex work setting, consent can be altered, withdrawn or expanded at any time, at the discretion of the sex worker.

What we recommend and why: Section 348(2)(e) ‘by false and fraudulent representations about the nature or purpose of the act’ be amended to include ‘or the withdrawal of payment or non-payment of a sex worker’.

This submission discusses the barriers for sex workers to report crimes.

Recommendation: The Legal Affairs and Safety Committee recommend that the decriminalisation of sex work is urgently referred to the Queensland Law Reform Commission.

Full submission here
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