The Mercury had an article today on the review of the current Sex Industry Legislation that is in process at the moment. Essentially the Tasmania Police would like to see registration of owners and managers of brothels.
What The Mercury manages to miss is that the submission by the DPEM clearly states that they do not support the registration of individual sex workers. And for that I am grateful.
And if you want a brief understanding of what is meant by the much talked about ‘Swedish Model’ (and sadly it’s not talking about a lovely blonde haired lady) here is an excerpt from Wikipedia
The laws on prostitution in Sweden make it illegal to buy sexual services, but not to sell them. Pimping, procuring and operating a brothel are also illegal. The criminalisation of the purchase, but not selling, of sex was unique when first enacted in 1999, but since then Norway and Iceland have adopted similar legislation, both in 2009.
Personally I prefer the Swedish Chef 😉