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 In a sex work setting, consent can be altered, withdrawn or expanded at any time, at the discretion of the sex worker.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