The Victorian government announced they intend to decriminalise sex work across the state. Advocates and allies have pushed the State government to decriminalise the industry.
One of the biggest issues with the legislation is licensing, which makes it difficult and risky for sex workers to manage. In addition, sex workers do not have access to justice and industrial relations support because it is considered a crime.
With one step closer to decriminalise the industry, the stigma around it will change.