Policy Submissions and Advocacy Papers
Our recent submissions and papers can be viewed here:
Housing and Homelessness
Metropolitan Health Plan
Primary Health and Aged Care
Primary Health and Aged Care Inquiry submission
Public Health and Wellbeing Plan
Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan
Quality and Safety Commission
Australian Quality Commission on
Quality and Safety in Healthcare submission
Alcohol and Other Drug
ISCHS AOD Position Paper
Sex Work Industry
ISCHS Sex Work Position Paper
Pathways to Exit Program:
Phases 1 and 2 Evaluation Report
Shining a RhED light: the 2011 Health and Sex Work Research Symposium
On 25 May 2011, ISCHS invited members of the research, public health and sex work communities to attend our inaugural research symposium. Presentations spanned several disciplines including social research, health promotion and epidemiology, and addressed a range of issues concerning the health and wellbeing of sex workers.
A selection of the presentations (video and PowerPoint) can be viewed below.
Global health and human rights of sex workers
with Cheryl Overs, Senior Research Fellow, Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights, Monash University
Working with culturally and linguistically diverse sex workers
- Sex worker research with Thai, Chinese and Korean speaking background sex workers in Australia: best practice methodology, reliable outcomes
– with Jules Kim, Migration Project Manager, Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association and Elena Jeffreys, President, Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association
- Establishing language-specific sexual health screening clinics for CALD sex workers
– with Aileen McConnell, Sexual Health Nurse, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
- Panel discussion: engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse sex workers
– with Jules Kim (Scarlet Alliance), Elena Jeffreys (Scarlet Alliance), Aileen McConnell (MSHC), Dr Naomi Ngo (Manager, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health)
Call to action
with Sue White, General Manager, Complex Care and Oral Health, ISCHS
Shining a RhED Light, by Sue White
HIV and female sex workers, by Cheryl Overs
Using the classifieds to equitably target the delivery of sexual health services…, by Dimitri Batras
RhED in 2011, knowing where we’ve come from
The job satisfaction of female sex workers
working in licensed brothels in Australia, by Rosey Cummings
Sex 4 swap?
by Nicole Hallahan and Kathy Glavimans
The SHANTUSI Project
Surveying HIV and need in the unregulated sex industry
Sex work has been described as the world’s oldest profession. It is also one of the most misunderstood. As part of ISCHS’s ongoing commitment to dispelling myths and stereotypes about sex work, and advocating for the health and wellbeing of sex workers, we have published research by Dr James Rowe, RMIT University, into HIV risk and prevalence in Victoria’s unregulated sex industry. The research also provided insights into the social circumstances that impact the health and wellbeing of sex workers.
The SHANTUSI Project research was launched at our inaugural Health and Sex Work Research Symposium in May 2011.
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