Scarlet Publication:

Anti-discrimination & Vilification Protections for Sex Workers in Australia Briefing Paper

Feb 10, 2022

Sex workers in Australia have long been subjected to discrimination and vilification with devastating impacts on our safety, housing and accommodation, financial stability, mental health and well-being. The current anti-discrimination frameworks enable, and in some jurisdictions, legalise discrimination against us, with limited opportunities to pursue any protections. Law reform at federal, state, and territory levels is required for sex workers to access the appropriate legal protections when we are targets of discrimination or vilification. Our latest briefing paper covers sex worker experiences of discrimination, current frameworks for anti-discrimination and vilification protections, and best practice policies for anti-discrimination and anti-vilification legislation in Australia. Download the full paper (pdf) below and please share to spread awareness!