Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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Sex Worker Policy

Socialist Alliance: Sex Worker Policy

Sex work is still on the criminal code in all states and territories except NSW. Having sex work on the criminal code means increased police harassment for marginalized groups such as Aboriginal street-based sex workers, Asian and migrant sex workers, HIV positive workers, and trans people sex workers.

Criminalizing sex work means significantly lower health and safety standards. Decriminalisation in NSW combined with other health and sex worker “peer education” community support measures, has resulted in better sexual health outcomes for sex workers and improved access by community outreach and support agencies.

The Socialist Alliance stands for:

  • Decriminalisation of sex work
  • An end to discrimination on the basis of occupation

The Socialist Alliance supports the work of sex worker organisations in their campaigns for decriminalisation, and for health and safety on the job.

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