News about prostitution and prostitutes in Queensland and NSW

The Toowoomba Chronicle and prostitution

In the latest they mention the name of the Motel and not just "a Local Motel". They must be against this motel because they always seem to mention it by name, but local farmers who commit crimes just get called "the man".
I expect them to report the commision results as time goes by.

 

 

Prostitution is already permitted in certain scenarios in Queensland. Now the Government is moving toward full decriminalisation.

 
 
 
 
 

The State Government has moved to totally decriminalise prostitution, referring the matter to the Queensland Law Reform Commission.

Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman will today announce she has asked for the review to investigate how to set up a new system of laws to improve the health, safety, human rights and legal protections for sex workers across the state.

There are currently just two forms of legalised sex work in Queensland – services provided at a licensed brothel, and when a person is working alone from a premises, providing in-house calls, outcall services, or both.

All other forms are illegal – including escort agencies, unlicensed brothels, massage parlours, street workers who publicly solicit and those who work in small groups – although they by far make up the majority of services being offered.

Women cannot operate in pairs, check in with a colleague before or after calls, work with another person providing them security, or employ another person to screen or book clients.

Ms Fentiman said feedback from the industry was that current laws were actually making things less safe.

“We need to ensure appropriate and modern laws are in place for the industry and its associated safe working arrangements, and that these are also in the best interests of the community,” Ms Fentiman said.

Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman
Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman

“The review will consider how best to provide appropriate safeguards to protect sex workers.

“Feedback from the sector has been that current laws criminalise safety strategies used by sex workers.

 

“A key focus of this review is the safety of workers and putting in place proper regulation so the industry doesn’t operate in the shadows.

“Sex workers shouldn’t have to choose between working legally and being safe at work.”

She said the QLRC would consult with the industry, and the community would also be able to provide submissions on the issue.

It will also consider laws in other jurisdictions, including the NT and NSW, which has already decriminalised sex work.

“This is an important step forward allowing us to consider what reform will benefit the industry and the agencies that provide support and regulation,” she said.

“It is our hope that these recommendations will help reduce the barriers sex workers and businesses face.

“These barriers include appropriate access to health, safety and legal protections – which are rights that should be afforded to every Queenslander.”

The commission will provide its report, including any draft legislation required, by November 27, 2022.

 

Jessica Marszalek: Queensland review into sex workers must address safety fears

Sex work exists in Queensland, so why shouldn’t sex workers deserve to feel safe in their jobs, asks Jessica Marszalek.

 
 
 
 
 

IT may be the world’s oldest profession – or so the saying goes – but prostitution is largely still illegal in Queensland.

Shortly, but after years of stalling, the Palaszczuk Government will ask the Queensland Law Reform Commission to inquire into the decriminalisation of sex work in Queensland and report back on the best way to regulate it.

Currently, there are two legal forms of sex work here.

The safety of sex workers is under review. Picture: iStock
The safety of sex workers is under review. Picture: iStock

Sex work can be provided in a licensed brothel – there are 21 across the state, but only one is outside the southeast, in Cairns. Outcalls from those brothels are prohibited.

Sex workers can also work alone from a premises, providing either in-house calls, outcall services, or both.

That’s what those ads are you see in the newspaper, although they are heavily regulated and it’s illegal to detail what’s on offer, even by acronym or code.

All other forms of sex work in Queensland are illegal, although it by far makes up the majority of services being offered.

Escort agencies, unlicensed brothels, massage parlours, street workers who publicly solicit and two or more sex workers providing prostitution from a single premises are all illegal.

It is legal for police to pose as clients and charge people operating outside the law.

 

Feedback from sex workers is that these rules actually make things more unsafe for them.

For example, they aren’t allowed to work in pairs or with someone who can provide them protection, have a secretary screen or book their clients, or even ‘check-in’ with a colleague before or after a call-out because all communication between sex workers or third parties could be considered knowingly participating in the provision of prostitution, which is a criminal offence.

They say they’re daily having to make the decision to work safely, or work legally.

The QLRC grappled with another safety issue when it considered changes to consent laws recently.

Proposed changes to consent laws have also raised safety queries. Picture: iStock
Proposed changes to consent laws have also raised safety queries. Picture: iStock

If a person promises to pay for sex and then doesn’t, is that rape?

The QLRC heard complains there was a lack of clarity around what crime was committed when consent was obtained or induced by a lie about money.

The QLRC suggested there were other offences that related to the procurement of a sexual act by fraud of false pretences, but that the issue of consent was one that turned on the facts of individual cases.

Ultimately, it made no recommendations to change the law to give specific protection to sex workers.

“This issue potentially raises broader policy issues relating to the regulation and protection of sex workers, in addition to issues surrounding their perceived treatment within the criminal justice system, which are outside the scope of this review,” it found.

However, one legal stakeholder was of the view that: “A better way to protect sex workers would be to reform the law of that industry, particularly where at present a sex worker who has someone assisting with protection and recovery of money is breaking the law.”

The main focus of the QLRC’s upcoming review will be around the safety of sex workers and putting in place proper regulation so the industry doesn’t have to operate in the shadows.

NSW was a leader in this space, decriminalising sex work way back in 1995 after the state was left reeling from the Wood Royal Commission into NSW Police that found “a clear nexus between police corruption and the operation of brothels”.

NT did so in 2019, and South Australia and Victoria are following suit, with their own inquiries happening now.

The upcoming review was celebrated at last week’s Labor state conference, with decriminalisation having been part of the party’s platform for a while now.

“Sex workers know what needs to change,” one woman told delegates last Sunday.

“Criminalisation of sex work creates significant barriers to reporting crime, and leaves us without the basic rights and safety of other workers and we look forward to contributing the stories and experiences of sex workers in Queensland into this review.”

As Justice Margaret McMurdo conducts her own separate, broadscale review into the experiences of women with the justice system with the goal of improving justice and safety for all women, it’s hard to reconcile why sex workers don’t deserve to feel as safe as possible.

Sex work is a fact. Why not make it safer?

 

 

 

Queensland Government
It appears it may not have been a Queensland government minister.
If the NSW cops are asking about Chinese prostitutes then it must be the Federal Government Minister of Brothels. Maybe the Queensland Government directed the NSW cops to go after these people. If thats the case then why do we need a Federal Government. It seems when a Minister of Government tells the cops in Australia to Jump, they just ask "how high". It could be just the usual racism by NSW cops in which case they should read the race relations act.

 

Prositute Safety

18/06/2021

Most States and countries frame the prostitution laws around the health and safety of the workers whereas the Queensland Government has framed its laws to allow it to collect as much money as they can from the Brothels. For the QLD Government its all about making money and nothing about safety or morality. They do not allow the girls to work in pairs for safety, they do not allow the workers to use Interpreters and they are not allowed to use there own security people, they must use people approved by the Queensland Government. 

The Man

17/06/2021
Who determines whether the police provide all of someone personal details when they are being charged and at other times they can just be "The Man".

The Man was fined $10,000 and another person who was fined $200 was named and shamed. Does someone need to be paid to get the privacy? 

13/03/2021
Victimising Prostitutes
While the cops can spend 2 years catching someone who makes a booking for a working girl
The working girls have to put up with being robbed at gunpoint in Toowoomba. The minister of brothels should direct the cops to stop these robbereis of innocent people. Who should have to put up to being robbed by someone with a gun. But then again maybe it was carried out by brothel owners to scare the girls away and stop them working. 

 Police disregard victim privacy

Police disregard victim privacy By detailing the victims profession and place of work the Toowoomba police have victimised the victim again. They should be catching criminals like the armed robber not victimising people.

13/03/2021

While the cops can spend 2 years catching someone who makes a booking for a working girl
The working girls have to put up with being robbed at gunpoint in Toowoomba. The minister of brothels should direct the cops to stop these robbereis of innocent people. Who should have to put up to being robbed by someone with a gun. But then again maybe it was carried out by brothel owners to scare the girls way and stop them working. 

 

Some people think that a Queensland Government minister directed the police to go after individual prostitutes in Queensland to provide the protection to the brothels that are charged $40,000 a year for protection.

The brothels in Queensland pay the government to look after them so a special task force was set up to go around arresting prostitutes and others who may be breaking the law(intentionally or not). The minister directing the police is probably the same one who made a law so prostitutes or working girls can be discriminated and persecuted by the police in contravention of United nations laws against discrimination.The brothels in Queensland pay the government to look after them so a special task force was set up to go around arresting prostitutes and others who may be breaking the law(intentionally or not). The minister directing the police is probably the same one who made a law so prostitutes or working girls can be discriminated and persecuted by the police in contravention of United nations laws against discrimination.

 

Prostitution study show cops should be out catching criminals

The Question was: Should police target sex workers for prosecution?

YES: Enforce existing laws     14%

NO: Focus on serious crimes 86%

Motels refusing Escorts

New laws that allow motel owners the right to refuse sex workers rooms, places them at greater risk.
Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie introduced changes last month that give business owners the right to refuse to rent out rooms to sex workers.

Is a Catholic priest a sex worker and if the motelier thinks he is can he refuse him a room?

See this link to see why they had to make the new law..https://escortinoz.com/motel cannot discriminate against prostitutes

New Laws in Queensland 31.07.2020

They are charging prostitutes for providing provision for prostitution.

What even is that, does a girl walk up to a mirror and say to the person in the mirror "I am provsioning you for prostitution". Considering she is already a prostitute the only difference is now she has "provisioned" so she is working ileagally now. All over a mirror.
It might be because the working girls provide condoms which i suppose is provisioning. They better not use condoms then??
Its no wonder they need a confession the cops probably dont even know what it means.

The interrogated the girl for 5 hours yep thats right 5 hours because she wouldn't confess to this crime that they probably can't even explain what it means. So we have 5 cops pressuring someone to give a confession at her place, if thats not harrassment then I dont know what is(do they have to beat her up first and then it is harrasment)?

And taking the money as tainted property including cash and any phones. They probably go into the cash pocket, sorry the cash bin for evidence in court. Is Russ back in town?

One day they will meet a working girl who doesn't confess and they will have to walk away because they cannot prove anything in court and the property is not tainted because prostitution is legal in Queensland.

Police catching Escorts in Queensland 03.04.2020

The police are catching Escorts in Queensland because they have no real criminals to catch five cops to catch one scared Chinese girl working at a motel in BrisbaneI think the state government should cut down on the amount of cops if this is all they can do.They are catching them now because if there English is not very good then the girls use translaters to talk to the customers. The police Charge the girls for being used by a pimp when it is the girls who are the victims.The cops steal there phones and any cash the girls have and they dont even have to prove that a crime has taken place. They just tell the judge they are confiscating the money and phones as the proceeds of crime. I have seen it happen in court The girls come from a police state and are frightened by the cops so that when they get beaten up or attacked they dont call the cops like anyone else they just move on.

 

Escorts in Queensland beaten up

Escorts in Queensland are being beaten up by men posing as customers.The Queensland Government has a special police taskforce to catch and fine working girls in Queensland who have put incorrect wording in their advertising. The question is will the same government put as much energy into catching the violent men who abuse and beat up the working girls?I think they probably wont because there are no votes for doing that and the cops would have to go after the violent crimminals.They prefer easy soft targets who they can just confiscate the money and phones which all goes into the government coffers, but catching violent crimminals would actually cost them money and they might have to investigate rather that just going online to catch a girl.