In no way do I dismiss resident concerns around anti-social behaviour in the place where they live.
As local resident Martin Clifford says: ‘to be realistic, we will never get rid of (sex work).’
As the WA sex worker support organisation, our concern is to look for a practical solution for everyone. A designated area with appropriate amenities and facilities is the best way forward.
Criminalisation does not work. Legalising a small section of the industry just pushes it further underground. Decriminalisation has the best outcomes for the whole community.