As part of the campaign for the decriminalisation of sex work in Queensland DecrimQLD have created resources to increase awareness of the laws in Queensland and why sex workers are calling for decriminalisation.
Our series of Laws, Facts, Rights & Safety Infographics:
CAMPAIGN VIDEOS & WEBINARS
In Queensland, Australia, sex workers operate under a harsh licensing framework. Sex workers have produced a video series and hosted a number of webinars that explore how these licensing laws have failed sex workers and the community at large.
Why is safety illegal for sex workers in Queensland?
Watch this one minute video to learn about six different safety measures that are illegal under Chapter 22A of Queensland’s Criminal Code.
Licensing is a waste of resources
Watch this video to find out how a model intended to be cost neutral has cost more than $10M, after 18 years still relies on public funds for more than 50% of the licensing costs, and has resulted in only 20 brothels licensed. Currently, 80% of the industry is monitored by police.
Sex work should not be controlled by police
In Queensland, more than 80% of the sex industry is under police control. “Nearly 30 years since the Fitzgerald Inquiry isn’t it time to remove police as regulators of the sex industry in Queensland?”
No one should have to be unsafe at work
Campaign material for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, 17 Dec 2018, with voices from local Qld sex workers involved in the DecrimQLD campaign.
Licensing has failed in Queensland
This video was produced for an audience of MP’s and allies at state Parliament 25 October 2022.
Sex worker safety should be sexy, not criminalised
In this 50 minute webinar, members of the DecrimQLD campaign explain the impact of the Queensland laws that criminalise sex worker safety strategies.
DecrimQLD & QUT School of Justice present a 1hr webinar with presentations by Dr Zahra Stardust (QUT) & Jules Kim (Scarlet Alliance) on sex work stigma research and how the findings relate to the licensing laws, policing and entrapment of sex workers in Queensland.