"Review of Employer Sanctions Legislation – Combating Illegal Work in Australia" June 2010

Accessing fair visas for migrant sex workers to enter Australia is difficult for sex workers. Lack of information
translated into relevant languages is part of the problem, leading sex workers to opt for third party traffickers rather
than come to Australia independently. For this reason some sex workers believe they are doing the right thing (ie their
visa allows them to work) when actually their visa may not allow them to work – and vice versa. A third party
migration agent, trafficker or contractor may not properly inform sex workers of what their visa allows them to do in
Australia. As such migrant sex workers may be unknowingly working illegally and not aware of the crimes they are
contributing to.