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Respect Inc QLD
Queensland Sex Worker Organisation by and for sex workers
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Vixen Collective 7h
Replying to @respectqld
Post reform we still see these attitudes reflected in the courts Changes to law and policy do not (unfortunately) impact immediately on the judiciary.. ie. Latimer case in WA Good article covering the reform here:
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Dr Zahra Stardust 4h
Power to all the sex workers in the room from at the conference calling upon to decriminalise sex work so sex workers in QLD no longer have to choose between safety and legality!
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Respect Inc QLD 8h
Fiona’s research: the that create social isolation & prevent from having a receptionist, create fear of entrapment & fear of police Licensing exacerbates the disadvantages & prevents access to the benefits of internet based sex work.
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Nikki Cox 9h
Can agree with this! I was worried I’d be under scrutiny when I reported my sexual assault last year. Even though the dust has settled & the perp is in jail, I still worry that they know too much about me & will use that at some point against me.
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Respect Inc QLD 9h
Fiona’s research looked at advantages of internet based sex work. Social isolation & being forced to work alone by the Qld laws created major problems for sex workers in
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Respect Inc QLD 9h
Participants in study by refered to licensing & use of entrapment by police (like in ) as major barriers to reporting crime, accessing justice & accessing services.
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Respect Inc QLD 9h
Quote from 1981 an unacceptable approach by judiciary that lingers in sex workers minds. Wasn’t til 2016 the sentencing manual was updated after advocacy by Sex workers examples of media/sentencing that still reflects sex worker lives as less valuable
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Respect Inc QLD 9h
Elena describes the importance of collaboration with other sex worker orgs & our National peak sex worker org showing a report example from a joint event at Parliament House in Brisbane 2018
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Respect Inc QLD 9h
Elena Jeffreys opening speaking in the session on sex work at discussing sex worker organising and how the demand for decriminalisation is the political solution that has come out of the lived experience of oppression of sex workers.
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Respect Inc QLD Jul 14
Great resources in the conference bag at on criminalisation of sex worker safety in Qld, police targeting of advertising & use of entrapment have led to up to 450% increase in charges. Charges mainly of women 30years+. Decriminalisation is critical
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Respect Inc QLD Jul 14
It’s end of week & the Conf opens with Tony McEvoy stating the standout justice issue is rising rates of incarceration of indigenous people including women & youth. Not enough recognition of connection between colonisation & indigenous incarceration rates.
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Respect Inc QLD Jul 14
The recommendations and the outcomes of the have never been realised (for sex workers). And, in fact, we’re a workforce of people who remain under police surveillance, harassment and we’re likely to be charged whenever we work.
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ASHM Jul 14
Replying to @ASHMMedia
ASHM would like to acknowledge the efforts and the labour of sex workers in Australia's HIV response. Sex workers have been there since the very beginning, self organising and on the front line, despite overwhelming barriers to health and safety.
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ASHM Jul 14
: sex workers are members of our communities, and deserve access to the same labour rights as other Australian workers. The evidence is clear- leads to greater health and safety outcomes.
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Respect Inc QLD Jul 14
If you are a who needs sex work peer advice get in contact with us! We have offices in &
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Respect Inc QLD Jul 13
We had a Self-care for sex workers workshop at Respect recently. Huge thank-you to for great tips, resource & lots of sharing. Thanks to all the sex workers who attended for great discussion & Q&A + Thanks to for organising such a great w/shop!
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Respect Inc QLD Jul 13
On receiving unsolicited nudie shots: My thoughts are usually a churning mix of repulsion, anger, and disgust; and, if I’m on public transport or sitting somewhere where my phone is visible to the person standing behind me, total regret and embarrassment
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Scarlet Alliance Jul 13
"Saul Isbister, president of sex worker advocacy group , said every adult, regardless of disability, has a human right to seek consensual sexual expression. "
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Respect Inc QLD Jul 13
“I’ve had friends that have attended police stations with obvious signs of being assaulted and they’ve (Qld police have) refused to take a report,” Elle Coles said.
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AFAO Jul 9
New in , Janelle Fawkes from and Leanne Melling from provide an update on sex work law reform in QLD, NT and SA. Check out the podcast here:
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