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A recent parliamentary inquiry in Queensland has suggested the complete decriminalization of sex work in the state. The committee tabled recommendations in parliament supporting the idea of treating sex work like any other industry and preventing local councils from creating exemptions in planning schemes for sex work establishments.

Supporters of the proposed reforms, including sex workers and advocacy groups, argue that decriminalization will not only ensure better safety measures but also lead to improved health outcomes and human rights for individuals involved in the industry. They believe that by removing legal barriers, sex workers will be able to access necessary services without fear of repercussions from the police or justice system.

However, opposition to these recommendations has emerged from organizations such as the Queensland Hotels Association and religious groups who have expressed concerns about potential impacts on businesses and communities. Despite this, proponents of the decriminalization movement see it as a crucial step towards addressing stigma, discrimination, and ensuring autonomy and self-determination for sex workers.

The Queensland government now has three months to respond to these recommendations, which could potentially reshape the landscape of the sex work industry in the state.


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Article Title: Queensland parliamentary inquiry backs full sex work decriminalisation reforms
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