Scarlet Alliance "Submission on the Regulation of the Sex Industry in Tasmania

This submission outlines how decriminalisation: supports best practice occupational health and safety and human rights for sex workers; results in strong public health outcomes; and ensures that people are able to make a choice to enter sex work as a legitimate employment option and to leave the industry should they chose.
Our submission is based on evidence obtained from Tasmanian sex workers, including a survey conducted with sex workers in urban and regional areas in Tasmania, a long history of engagement by Tasmanian sex workers with sex industry regulation in Tasmania and through analysis of impacts and outcomes of different models of regulation in other parts of Australia. Our support for decriminalisation also considers available evidence and that it is internationally-recognised as the best-practice model for protecting the health, safety and human rights of sex workers.