Scarlet Alliance "Sexual Slavery Signs in Victorian Brothels"

This submission outlines a number of concerns Scarlet Alliance has about the content and effectiveness of the sexual slavery signs as required by the Sex Work Act 1994 since December 2010. We believe the signs are unnecessary in that they do not improve the lives or working conditions of sex workers and perpetuate a criminal justice response to labour exploitation that ultimately hurts sex workers. However, if the signs were to continue, this assessment provides an opportunity to change the text of the signs in a way that could vastly improve the rights, autonomy, health, safety and working conditions of migrant sex workers in Victoria.