This publication sets out guiding principles that platforms, governments, policy-makers and other stakeholders ought to take into account in their design, moderation and regulation practices. It builds upon the generative work currently underway with the proliferation of alternative, independent collectives and cooperatives, who are designing...
This paper seeks to illustrate the impact of human trafficking on Native women and girls, with particular attention to the historical context in the United States and the interconnection between trafficking and housing instability.
This paper explores the issues faced by sex workers, regulators and the wider community and explore possible options for government to consider in reforming the Northern Territory sex industry as best practice for work health and safety, and include an overview of regulation of the...
There has been little research conducted on the experiences of migrant sex workers both internationally and within Australia. This is despite widespread media and other reports highlighting the perception of migrant sex workers as particularly vulnerable to exploitation and human trafficking. This report focuses on...
This paper considers, first, the historical and contemporary geography of brothels in Perth and policies/legislation that sought to control such activities in the past. Next, the politics and policy solutions of the current Liberal State government and previous Labour government are examined to identify the...
This paper considers a variety of definitions and classifications of sex industry premises within NSW. In order to regulate effectively in the future, policy makers need to define activities accurately to reduce ambiguity and minimise problems in a highly contentious industry.
The sex industry in Sydney is currently regulated through all levels of Australian government. New South Wales is seen as leading the charge within Australia for its neoliberal market model of occupational and premises regulation.
This paper provides a review of contemporary research on the sexual assault of sex workers in Australia, focussing predominantly on the safety of sex workers in their work contexts.
Licensing of the sex industry is often seen as a better form of regulation than criminalisation or partial criminalisation. Thomas Crofts and Tracey Summerfield compare various Australian and New Zealand licensing models and their impact.