This submission is in response to proposals by an independent "Regulatory Impact Statement," funded by the Prostitution Licensing Authority in Queensland. Scarlet Alliance and the Sexual Service Providers Advocacy Network of Queensland (SSPAN) argue that any fee increase act as a barrier to sex workers coming together to operate their own brothels within the legal system. The submission also argues against the furphy that sex workers must work legally in order to be safe. Private workers in Queensland must work alone in order to be legal. The laws are clearly in opposition to safe working conditions. This is the first joint submission of Scarlet Alliance and SSPAN, and was written in May 2006. In December 2006 the PLA still had not released their response.