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Estimates: Question about decriminalising sex work

During Parliamentary Budget Estimates on Thursday 12 August 2021, I asked when the Attorney-General would refer the decriminalisation of sex work to the Qld Law Reform Commission as promised. 

You can read the answer below or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard).

Mr BERKMAN: I will direct my first question to the Attorney. It was February this year, I think, that you committed to refer to the Queensland Law Reform Commission the issue of a framework for decriminalising sex work. We are now in August and I understand the matter has not been referred. Can you tell us why that commitment has not yet been met and when do you expect the matter will be referred to the QLRC?

Ms FENTIMAN: I expect the referral to be made very shortly. We have been undertaking a range of consultation with the sector and government agencies in developing the terms of reference.

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