But he said infecting people with sexually transmitted diseases would remain a crime.
The alliance wants the Government to remove a section of the Prostitution Act that makes it an offence for sex workers looking for fall fun knowingly mwle clients cwnberra sexually transmitted diseases. Mr Corbell said the alliance told him many sex workers had stopped screening for sexually transmitted diseases because they did not want to be prosecuted for knowingly operating with a disease.
The Australian sex workers' association, the Scarlet Alliance, met ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell yesterday to raise concerns that the case involving Kingston prostitute had left workers afraid to take sexual health tests.
The sex worker is facing criminal mle for operating an escort bondi junction escort knowing he was infected with HIV and hepatitis C. Mr Corbell has ordered his department to investigate whether the prostitution laws needed changing. Because we know that with appropriate safe-sex measures in place, the risk of transmission is negligible.