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Regulation of Sex Industry in Tasmania - Discussion Paper

This Discussion Paper on the Regulation of the Sex Industry in Tasmania has been prepared by the Department of Justice to provide a framework for consultation on whether the laws relating to the sex industry require amendment, and if so in what way.    

The Report on the Review of the Sex Industry Offences Act 2005 (the Review), which was tabled in Parliament in 2009 reported that key stakeholders considered the Act had not been effective in achieving its objective of protecting sex workers from exploitation in the industry. The Review recommended that the Government consider the suitability of alternative legislative models for application in Tasmania.  

The Discussion Paper invited written submissions from organisations and the general public on potential reforms to the Sex Industry Offences Act 2005

Discussion Paper

Regulation of Sex Industry in Tasmania Discussion Paper [PDF, 290 kb, 35 pages]

Resources

Sex Industry Offences Act 2005 (Tasmania)

Sex Industry Regulation Bill 2005 ( Tasmania) [PDF, 90 kb, 53 pages]

Tasmanian Parliamentary Community Development Committee Report “The Need for Legislative Regulation and Reform of the Sex Industry in Tasmania” (Report No. 8 of 1999) [PDF, 162 kb, 68 pages]

Report of the Review into the Sex Industry Offences Act 2005 (Tasmania)