“We have a right to sit at the table or in the pews just like anyone else.”
A Senate inquiry showed that four in ten people weren’t aware a record would be created for them in the coming months.
The Australian Christian Lobby’s state branch decried the proposal, saying taxpayers should not fund surgeries that advocates say are “life-changing” and sometimes “life-saving”.
“Sex workers of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and sex characteristics face serious human rights violations.”
“Much of the work conducted by sex worker organisations today still takes its cues from Roberta’s early work.”
“Common sex worker safety strategies are criminalised.”
“It’s a tricky area, particularly in sex work where there are very tight laws around what can and can’t be said in marketing.”
“Police attitudes don’t change overnight, but they’ll never change unless we have decriminalisation.”