Hideously bad laws including increased police powers have been introduced into Queensland parliament. Instead of moving forward with a commitment to decriminalise sex work the government has entered a Bill into parliament that increases criminalisation of sex workers and increases police powers.
We can stop this but we need to act fast.
1) First step - Read the attachment for an explanation of the changes so you can explain to others why they must not go ahead.
View the Google Doc here: https://drive.google.com/file/...
2) Help us create a social media storm
Please add your voice to social media in the week 21-25 October - with a big impact planned for Tuesday 22 October. DecrimQLD will share some resources to add to your posts
On twitter include:
@MarkRyanQLD The Police Minister (whose office proposed these changes)
Twitter suggestions but feel free to make your own - it will work better if it’s in your words
3a) Call or email your local MP if you are in Qld (or if you are a FIFO worker)
Here’s a link to all the MPs. https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/members/current/list
And you can work out here which electorate you live or work in: https://results.ecq.qld.gov.au/state_district_maps/
3b) Call the
Premier (07) 3719 7000
Deputy Premier (07) 3719 7100
Police Minister (07) 3035 8300
And register your disappointment that they are making these changes instead of progressing Decrim.
4) Start talking about why the laws are bad
Let other sex workers and supporters know about how the increased police powers are bad for sex workers in Qld. Ask other sex workers to join us in letting the government know these are dangerous changes and they should be instead focussing on their commitment to decriminalise sex work in Qld.