In late 2022, the Australian Government,  led by the Australian Border Force (ABF),created Operation INGLENOOK to identify breaches of visa conditions by sex workers, and “victims of trafficking or modern slavery practices within the sex industry”. You can read the original media release on their website. Operation INGLENOOK was formed in response to a series of inaccurate media reporting that conflated migrant sex workers with trafficking.

Sex worker responses

Sex workers respond to ‘exploitation’ allegations by Major Organised Crime Squad and sensationalist media by Respect Inc QLD

Stan’s Revealed: Trafficked exposes Nick McKenzie’s white knight fantasy based on racist stereotyping by Scarlet Alliance, Vixen, and Respect Inc QLD

Asian migrant sex workers respond to recent brothel raids by Asian Migrant Sex Worker Advisory Group

Don’t divide our community: Recommendation to barr migrant sex work in Australia sparks fresh fears for rights of migrant workers by Asian Migrant Sex Worker Advisory Group

Stakeholder comment on Government Response to the Nixon Review by Scarlet Alliance, Human Rights Law Centre and Anti-Slavery Australia

Australian Government statements on Operation INGLENOOK and the Nixon Review

Operation INGLENOOK by The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

ABF crackdown on migrant worker exploitation by Australian Border Force

Strengthening Australia’s immigration compliance and integrity by The Hon Clare O’Neil MP, Minister for Home Affairs

Media reporting that lead to Operation INGLENOOK and the Nixon Review

‘I begged him for my life. I cried begging him to open the door’ by The Age

Trafficked: Women shunted ‘like cattle’ around Australia for sex work by The Age