Legal Information

Here you’ll find legal information, policies and submissions  about sex workers legal rights and policies that further support sex workers human rights.

July 2011: Recently Touching Base has been concerned to see many local councils taking an overly-restrictive attitutude towards commercial sex services premises and home-based sex workers. These discriminatory attitudes often result in negative outcomes for sex workers and their clients with disability.  Touching Base has resolved to take a stand by opposing the Marrickville Council’s draft Local Environment Plan (LEP) because it seeks to ban home-based sex workers right across the entire Marrickville area and restrict commercial sex services premises to industrial zones only.  Our written submission to Marrickville Council on these matters are below in PDF or Word format.

» Submission in response to the Draft Marrickville Local Environmental Plan (MLEP) 2010 by Touching Base Inc (PDF 119kb)
» Submission in response to the Draft Marrickville Local Environmental Plan (MLEP) 2010 by Touching Base Inc (Word 424kb)

Scarlet Alliance – Austalian Sex Workers Association website

This resource is developed by and for sex workers, but may be of interest to others as it addresses the legal rights of sex workers and emerging issues about sex industry laws in NSW.

Sex Industry policy position of the AIDS Council of NSW (ACON)

ACON provides health information and support services to sex industry workers through the Sex Workers’ Outreach Project (SWOP). SWOP provides outreach services to workers in brothels, private situations and on the streets.