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Sex workers are losing income and some have lost their lives already. Raven said before the sites shut down, she was seeing 10 clients every day on average. Last week, she said she saw approximately four clients a day. My phone has been really quiet this week. Time for a call to action? Sex workers lives are at stake, this needs to be international news. Do whatever it takes. International SWs head to your US embassy. Jessi was talking to me from her hospital bed where she was preparing for her second round of back surgery.
She had just returned to work after her first spinal surgery when her main source of income, Backpage, went down for good. She said it accounted for 95 per cent of her client base. Even with sex work, there is no comparison.
Gay and transsexual sex workers have also lost websites critical to their business, including gay dating hook-up sites where they are able to chat with their peers and exchange information on health and safety. I have never worked overseas so I have no idea what other platforms there are there. Sex workers are resilient. Things have fallen apart really quickly. An Australian-based website, Crockor, is picking up steam as an alternative classifieds portal for Australian sex workers.
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Exchanging sex for rent is not illegal in Australia provided it is consensual and does not involve coercion or violence. Former UQ political scientist Barbara Sullivan, who has studied prostitution reform in Australia, said making it illegal would cause more problems than it would fix. And the solution is to provide better income support and more information about where to go for help.
Gold Coast centre against sexual violence director Di Macleod said the issue had existed for many years, but was changing its form. A spokesman from the Queensland department of Housing and Public Works said median rents had been relatively stable in Queensland. Offering free rent for personal services is not illegal, unless coercion is involved. Jason Quelch Feb 24, We recommend News The regions first-home buyers can save a deposit quickest for.