State by State Laws in Australia
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- Australian Capital Territory - ACT Prostutition Act 1992. CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW, COMMITTEE HAS REPORTED, CABINET YET TO RESPOND more...
- New South Wales - Decriminalised since 1996 more...
- Northern Territory - Licensed under the Northern Territory Prostitution Regulation Act, law reform anticipated in 2015 more...
- Queensland - Licensed by the Prostitution Act (Ammended 2001, 2006 & 2009) more...
- South Australia LAW REFORM STILL IN PARLIAMENT: Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2015 - Criminalised under the Summary Offences Act 1953 and the Criminal Law Consolidation Act (1935 - 1976) more...
- Tasmania - LAWS REFORM STALLED Private work is legal, brothels are criminalised under Sex Industry Offences Act 2005 more...
- Victoria - PROPOSED CHANGES TO ADVERTISING REGULATIONS NOT YET IN EFFECT Proposed changes to sex work advertising regulations have gone to consultation (as of April, 2016) more...
- Western Australia - Sex work itself is not illegal in WA, but brothel work or working in pairs is. more...
- Federal Laws - THE MOST RECENT FEDERAL LAWS WERE PASSED IN 2012 Migration of sex workers is criminalised in the Criminal Code (Trafficking in Persons Amendment 2005 & Sexual Slavery Amendment 1999)more...
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Public Submissions written or endorsed by Scarlet Alliance
Scarlet Alliance staff & Rani Ravudi, UN HIV Program Board Asia Pacific delegate 2015
- Scarlet Alliance "Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Rights Snapshot Report" February 2015
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson. Sex worker human rights must be on the agenda" December 2014
Sex Worker Freedom Festival, Kolkata 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal on Reforming Licensing in NSW: Review of licence rationale and design" December 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission on Inquiry into the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 – Exposure Draft Legislation" December 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal on Regulation Review – Local Government Compliance and Enforcement" November 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to Inquiry into Slavery, Slavery like conditions and People Trafficking" September 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission on Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012" July 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to MP Steph Key on South Australian Law Reform" May 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria on Sexual Slavery Signs in Victorian Brothels" April 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission on Regulation of the Tasmanian Sex Industry" March 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission on Spent Convictions Act Review, South Autralia" Jan 2012
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to the NSW Planning Review" Nov 2011
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission on the Western Australian Prostitution Bill 2011" July 2011
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety’s inquiry into the ACT Prostitution Act 1992" Feb 2011
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to the The Criminal Justice Response to Slavery and People Trafficking; Reparation; and Vulnerable Witness Protections" Feb 2011
- Scarlet Alliance "Submissions into forced and servile marriage in Australia" Feb 2011
- Touching Base "Submission to Marrickville Council" Feb 2011
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to Minister Christian Porter Sex Industry Law Reform Western Australia" January 2011
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to the 2011 CMC Inquiry into Sex Work in Queensland" January 2011
Red Brolly Walk 2010
- Scarlet Alliance "Review of Australian Blood Donor Deferrals related to Sexual Activity – Exclusion of sex workers" 2010
- Scarlet Alliance and Nothing About Us Without Us "Submission on Sex Industry Regulation in NSW" September, 2010
- Scarlet Alliance "Submission to Tasmanian Attorney General" June 2010
- Response to Victorian Recommendations on trafficking for sex work August 2010, endorsed by 18 influencial sex worker groups, researchers and supporters
- Submission to "Simpler visas; Creating a simpler framework for temporary and permanent entry to Australia" June 2010
- Submission to Stephen Howells, "Review of Employer Sanctions Legislation – Combating Illegal Work in Australia" June 2010
Scarlet Alliance offices in Surry Hills, 2009
- Submission to the Victorian Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee Oct 2009
- SUBMISSION TO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND BETTER REGULATION OFFICE NSW: PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND COMPETITION THROUGH THE PLANNING SYSTEM June 2009
- National Human Rights Consultation Submission by VIXEN (Scarlet Alliance member) June 2009
- National Human Rights Consultation Submission by Scarlet Alliance June 2009
- NSW Planning Minister and Attorney General consider Sex Work Advertising June 2009
- Consumer Affairs Victoria Review of Sex Work Regulations June 2009
- Senate Committee on Mens Health February 2009
- Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission Review into Police Move On Powers February 2009
- Tasmanian Sex Industry Act Review November 2008
- Review of Queensland Services and HTML version of submission, May 2008
- US State Department Trafficking In Persons Report January 2008
- Western Australian Parliamentary Committee considers law reform October 06
- Queensland PLA Regulatory Impact Statement May 06
- Consumer Affairs Victoria releases for comment their Regulatory Impact Statement March 06
- New Zealand Parliament inquiry into street based sex work March 06
- Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission ongoing inquiry into escort services Jan 06
Scarlet Alliance wins National Australia Bank award 2005
- Consumer Affairs Victoria review of the Prostitution Control Regulations August 05
- Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission inquiry into escort services April 2005
- Northern Territory Racing and Gaming inquiry into the Prostitution Regulation Act March 2005
Sex workers protest in Bangkok, World AIDS Conference 2004
- Federal AG consultation on the Draft Criminal Code Amendment (Trafficking In Persons) Bill Oct 2004
- Consumer Affairs Victoria review of Fees Regulations for licensed brothels June 2004
- Tasmanian Sex Industry Regulation Bill Consultation March 2004
- Parliamentary Joint Committee inquiry into Trafficking in Women & Sexual Servitude 26 Sep 2003
- Western Australia consultation on the Prostitution Control Green Bill Feb 2003
updated 17 April 2016