Victoria has just announced it will decriminalise sex work, whether it be through self-employment, small employers, or large companies.
This is an important move towards not only destigmatising sex work, but allowing the industry to be regulated through the same business legislation as all others. These changes come from a review led by MP Fiona Patten, which started back in November 2019.
Over the coming two years, new reforms will be established to increase the safety of sex workers and improve their access to government health and justice services. Consensual sex work will no longer be an offence and the Sex Work Act 1994 will be repealed.
Read the full article on Junkee’s website.