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Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations (AFAO) Biography

Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“1 Sex work should be subject to the same legal frameworks as other industries and occupations. The sex industry should be regulated through standard business, planning and industrial law and policy.

2 Sex workers should be closely involved in the development and implementation of all new policies and laws affecting their industry….

3 Laws regulating sex work should address health and safety objectives as a priority….

4 Laws and policies should be framed in a human rights context, and in particular should avoid measures which might contribute to the stigma associated with sex work or increase sex workers’ vulnerability to exploitation or disadvantage…. “

Letter to Tasmanian Department of Justice, Mar. 17, 2004


“National federation for the HIV community response. We provide leadership, coordination and support to the national policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS. Internationally we contribute to the development of effective policy and programmatic responses to HIV/AIDS at regional and global levels.”, Feb. 9, 2007


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National federation of community based organizations
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