Licensing limits sex workers’ choices over our working environment and style of work, by providing incentives and punishments to effectively coerce sex workers into Government-approved work.
As Vixen Collective (Victoria's peer only sex worker organisation) also notes "Within the licensing system in Victoria, Victorian police fulfill an enforcement role, which creates significant barriers for sex workers accessing police assistance." The Victorian legislation is governed by the: Sex Work Act 1994 (formerly known as the "Prostitution Control Act 1994"), Sex Work Regulations 2006, Sex Work (Fees) Regulations 2004 and the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
At present the regulations state: "(5) An advertisement for a business carried on by a sex work service provider that is published on the Internet may contain a photographic or other pictorial representation of a person which is not restricted to the head and shoulders, provided that the advertisement does not contain a photographic or other pictorial representation of—(a) the bare sexual organs, buttocks or anus of a person, or frontal nudity of the genital region; or(b) bare breasts; or(c) a sexual act or simulated sexual act..." Some of the questions sex workers have so far include: - Is lacy/translucent lingerie okay in photos? (re subsection a) - How much of my breast has to be showing for it to be considered "bare"? (re subsection b) - Can two workers be in a photo together?
(re subsection c) To view submissions on the Sex Work Regulations 2016 consultation (including by Scarlet Alliance, VIXEN and Rh ED) click here.
The Utah Department of Corrections manages the state's Sex Offender & Kidnap Offender Registry.
The Department processes thousands of registrations each year and makes information about offenders available through a public database.
For information about the registry or registration requirements, contact the Sex Offender & Kidnap Offender Registry by calling 801-495-7700.
Sex Work Regulations 2016 UPDATE The Draft ‘Sex Work Regulations 2016’ proposed small changes to existing regulations, mostly in regard to advertising these proposed changes came into affect as of June 1, 2016. (Opens new window) Scarlet Alliance Victorian state based member organisation- Vixen- is attempting to gain further clarification from the government around what the changes actually mean.
OVERVIEW In Victoria, the current regulatory system for sex work is licensing.
Licensing creates a two-tiered sex industry where a small percentage of the industry can meet compliance requirements while the majority of the industry cannot and is forced to operate outside of the legal framework.