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Members of Scarlet Alliance protest (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/too-many-brothels-knocked-back-workers/story-e6frf7kf-1226467289287)
SEX WORKERS TO FIGHT PROPOSED LICENSING LAWS

in AUSTRALIA, 08/09/2012

A protest will be held outside NSW Parliament this Friday after Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers Association, voiced its concerns that a proposed new licensing body to regulate sex work in NSW would be “ill-conceived” and contrary to recommendations as set out by the United Nations.

The NSW Government indicated last October that it would consider introducing a tougher licensing system for sex workers, similar to that in Victoria or Queensland, following media reports of investigations by the Australian Federal Police into criminal involvement and trafficking of persons in legal and illegal brothels in several states.

The state’s sex industry is currently undergoing reviews from three separate governmental departments, with the release of those reports due over the coming weeks and months.

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