New South Wales model of decriminalisation and deregulation of prostitution has failed to protect workers in the sex industry while empowering profiteers and criminals, so why is Victoria going down the same path?
It is no surprise. The Victorian government’s decision to appoint a sex-industry lobbyist turned MP to lead the review into prostitution law reform, is the equivalent of selecting a lobbyist from the tobacco industry to review health policy.
It does not matter how often the Victorian government premises the legislative changes as progress towards improving the health, rights, and safety of sex workers.
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