History

Small Beginnings

In September 2000, there were a series of conversations between a disability advocate and film maker, a sexual health professional and a sex worker.
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Outcomes of Our Work

Over the short history of Touching Base, we have been constantly guided into action by our principles and aims. We move forward with the following outcomes already achieved.
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2001 – Overview of 1st Forum

On 18 February 2001, the first ‘Touching Base Forum’ was held at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney NSW. About 50 people with disability, sex workers and carers attended and many have reported the forum was a life changing experience.
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2011 – 10th Anniversary Celebration

On 12 April 2011, the launch of the ‘Touching Base Policy and Procedural Guide’ along with the 10th Anniversary was held in the Long Barnet Road, Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney. About 120 people with disability, sex workers and carers attended. Some of the dignitaries who attended or sent well-wishes included Eva Cox AO, Graeme Innes AM and the Hon Michael Kirby AC CM.
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