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Sex Work Decriminalisation EOI - Legal Practice Support

Meridian and Sex Worker Outreach Program (SWOP ACT) seek advice from a legal firm in the ACT interested in, and willing to take on, a significant piece of pro bono advice in relation to the full decriminalisation of sex work in the ACT. Advice needs to be finalised by September 2021.

September 27, 2022 3:53 PM

Independent sex workers unfairly targeted during COVID-19: Representative groups

Representative groups for Canberra sex workers have rejected a claim that independent sex workers in Canberra could be breaking COVID-19 protocols by continuing to operate.

August 24, 2021 12:10 PM

Sex workers, their organisations and the Scarlet Alliance condemn Canberra brothel owner’s disrespectful and deceptive behaviour

Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association, our member organisations and individual sex workers publicly condemn this week’s malicious, self-serving and ignorant commentary (Canberra Times, 18 August) by Canberra brothel owner Aaron Jones.

August 24, 2021 12:05 PM

Taking a Sexual History from a Sex Worker

This information has been prepared by the sex worker outreach program (SWOP ACT) at Meridian to assist sexual health nurses, nurse practitioners, medical students, doctors and other health care providers when taking a sexual history from a sex worker.

May 23, 2021 10:57 AM

Oral Sex and Condoms – Information Sheet

Sometimes workers are confused about providing oral sex to a client without a condom.

May 22, 2021 3:53 PM

Stealthing Amendment Bill 2021 - Meridian Feedback

Feedback on vital legislative change to be part of bringing forth much-needed positive consent laws in the ACT.

May 18, 2021 1:05 PM

Sex Work in the ACT (2019)

Here is some information that you will find useful if you are currently or planning on working in the ACT.

August 22, 2019 4:22 PM

Fiona Patten - Sex, drugs & radical common sense

From grad school fashion designer, to sex worker advocate, former Meridian Board Member Fiona Patten rolls up her sleeves and talks about demystifying sex, humanising people who use drugs and challenging common misconceptions around unspoken human experiences.

February 25, 2019 2:12 PM

Sex Work Act – ACT (1992)

This is a republication of the Sex Work Act 1992 (including any amendment made under the Legislation Act 2001, part 11.3 (Editorial changes)) as in force on 10 August 2018. It also includes any commencement, amendment, repeal or expiry affecting this republished law to 10 August 2018.

June 23, 1992 12:49 PM

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