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
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"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."
www.afao.org.au, Feb. 9, 2007
National federation of community based organizations
Community based organizations
$2,417,611 (2006 Australian dollars)
Ian Rankin, President
# of Offices:
# of Staff:
AIDS Action Council of the Australian Capital Territory (AACACT)
AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON)
AIDS Council of South Australia (ACSA)
Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC)
Queensland Association for Healthy Communities (QAHC)
Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD)
Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men's Health Centre (VAC/GMHC)
Western Australian AIDS Council (WAAC)
Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA)