Australia, Queensland

Is selling sex criminalised?

Selling sex is legal under certain restrictive conditions, a) if you are working totally independently as a private worker (cannot share space with another sex worker) or b) working in a licensed brothel. All other forms of sex work are illegal including street work

Is buying sex criminalised?

No

Is organising/managing criminalised?

Brothels are regulated and must be licensed.

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?

Legal duty to ensure workers in licensed brothels are STI free so in effect this creates de facto mandatory testing. Regular testing defined as every 3 months

Is there mandatory registration?

No

If sex work is regulated, is it in line with other work, or are the regulations unfair or overly restrictive?

No -restrictions are very onerous

Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?

No - not full decriminalisation

Sources/further reading

<p>UNDP et al (2012) Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific: Laws, HIV and human rights in the context of sex work, available at <a href="http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/hivaids/English/HIV-2012-S…; Scarlett Alliance website <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-19/sex-workers-pressure-for-changes…; <a href="http://hivlegal.ashm.org.au/index.php/guide-to-australian-hiv-laws-and-…; Prostitution Act 1999 - <a href="https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/P/ProstitutA99.pdf"…;

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