Brothels Inquiry Report
17 November 2015
Along with other non-government members of the Parliamentary Select Committee into the Regulation of Brothels, I opposed the committee’s final report because it ignored the overwhelming majority of evidence to recommend licensing of all brothels. The sex industry was decriminalised in response to the Wood Royal Commission into police corruption and licensing has shown to push sex work underground, with sex workers less likely to use health and welfare services or contact police to report violence. NSW sex workers have the lowest rates of STIs and our regulatory framework is considered world’s best practice.