Consent and removal of consent due to non-payment for sexual services. Discussion of the barriers for sex workers to report crimes. Mikhala Batiste.
Discusses how Victorian and Queensland legislation similarly prevents sex workers from operating safely and within the law. Recommendations for new legislation. Robert Fawkes, Mikhala Batiste.
Discussing review of consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact as it applies to rape and sexual assaults in the criminal code. Kayla Rose.
Proposal for relaxation of police powers in relation to regulatory infringements by brothel owners. Discusses negative impacts this would have on sex workers and why DecrimQLD and Respect Inc cannot support this. Janelle Fawkes, Kayla Rose.
Reforming regulation of the sex industry in the Northern Territory. The current system is not working, and the NT Government must decide on either decriminalising or licensing. Kayla Rose, Janelle Fawkes.