Red Light on Sex Work in Western Australia

  title={Red Light on Sex Work in Western Australia},
  author={Thomas Crofts and Tracey Summerfield},
  journal={Alternative Law Journal},
  pages={209 - 213}
After several failed attempts, the former Labor government in Western Australia was finally able to enact legislation to introduce a licensing system for sex work. While not condoning sex work, Labor saw the need to regulate ‘prostitution in a manner that is conducive to public health, protects sex workers from exploitation and protects children from being involved in or exposed to prostitution.’ It felt that the best way to do this was through a minimalist decriminalised model, similar to that… Expand
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Sex Workers and Sexual Assault in Australia
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Sexworker’s Critique of Swedish Prostitution Policy petraostergren
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