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Victoria to Decriminalise Sex Work | LGBTQIA+ Youth at Greater Risk of Domestic Violence During Lockdowns | 19 Aug 2021 The Informer

Health & Wellbeing, Law & Legal Issues, Lgbtiq+, Mental Health, News, Politics, Sexual Health, Sexuality

– Victoria is set to decriminalise sex work after years of campaigning by advocates. We speak to Fiona Patten MP who led the legislative review about why it’s taken so long for progress on law reform, and Jules Kim, CEO of Aus. Sex Workers Assoc. Scarlett Alliance, about what impact decriminalisation will have for sex workers.

– Covid stay-at-home orders keep the community safe from Covid, but what if home isn’t a safe place? New research shows that LGBTQIA+ U25s are at greater risk of abusive homes, and that during Covid many have had to return to abusive environments. We speak with Queer Space about the concerning findings.