Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association, Crimson Coalition & United Sex Workers North Queensland, "Submission to SWAN Review of Sex Workers Services in Queensland" May 2008

The process used to prepare this submission was highly consultative, and followed the best practice
models of sex worker engagement in policy and advocacy that Scarlet Alliance believes delivers highly
effective outcomes. Sex workers in Queensland were invited to contribute their experiences of the
previous sex worker service, and requirements for a new service through a transparent process,
including an anonymous survey, and through participation in the submission writing process.
The process undertaken for developing this submission involved sex workers in Queensland. The two
community based sex worker organisations in Queensland have indicated their support for the
recommendations contained within this submission.
Peer education is highly valued by sex workers in Queensland. This submission advises on the
essential requirements to operationalise this within a new service and provides a checklist for
successful service delivery for sex workers.
Essential to this response is the development of appropriate sex worker organisation/s. Splitting
funding for sex worker services among existing non-peer based organisations would work directly
against the long term aim of establishing a sustainable response to sex worker HIV and STI prevention
in Queensland. For HTML version, see