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Contemporary Sex Work Issues from an Australian Perspective - Symposium

This forum is being presented as Day 3 of the Scarlet Alliance National Forum, peer based sex worker conference occurring in a different Australian city each year, determining the policies & elected members of the organisation.

**Friday 14th October 2005 10am – 5pm**

Proudly presented by Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association Inc.

Trades Hall, New Council Chambers, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton

Morning session 10am – 12.30

Sex Workers and HIV – A Public Health Success Story

Jenni Gamble B.A. (Professional Psychology) (NTU), Bachelor of Social Work (Flinders), Cert 4 Workplace Training & Assessment, Diploma of Community Education

Labour Rights for Sex Workers

Mary-Anne Phoenix, former organiser for sex workers in the LHMU

‘Shadows in the Street’: Representations of sex workers in Queensland Government Publications

Candi Forrest Ba Hon. Anthropology and Sociology (UQ). Tertiary subjects taught include sex, gender & sexuality.

Sex Industry Regulation in Victoria, Stigma and the Failure of the Singular "Health" Focus

Alison Arnot-Bradshaw M.A (Crim), B.A Hons (Melb)

Sex Services for People with a Disability – Touching Base

Rachel Wotton, Saul Isbister and Sam. Touching Base developed out of the need to assist people with disabilities and sex workers to connect with each other, focusing on access, discrimination, human rights and legal issues and the attitudinal barriers that these two marginalised communities can face. www.touchingbase.org.au

Labor, birth, crawling, first words -New Zealand Decriminalisation

Kate Dickie, Manager New Zealand Prostitutes Collective

Afternoon Session 1.30 – 5pm

Asian queer migratory sex agents: the real traffic in the diaspora

Julie Futol. Based in Melbourne, currently works in the statewide community health program for the Victorian Sex Industries. The position has some focus on migrant women from other countries.

Transnational Migration of Sex Workers; Workplace Conditions

Maria McMahon BA (Fine Arts) (UTas)

Sex Slavery - Don’t Believe the Hype

Alison Murray – MA (Oxon) Phd (ANU)

Sex Working Feminists and the Politics of Exclusion

Janelle Fawkes – BA (Interactive Multimedia) (ECU) Cert 4 Workplace Training & Assessment, Diploma of Community Education, Diploma of Community Services (Community Work)

The symposium offers a rare opportunity to hear presentations from Australian sex work commentators and engage with local, national and international issues.

Entry is $10 (or higher donation) and includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea.