The room with shower facilities and safe sex equipment is often paid for by the half hour or hour at a nominal fee. This option has now been adopted by one council in NSW allowed the legal development of two safe houses. Discourse, Representation and Urban Planning: This paper uses a case study of urban planning in an area of street sex work to explore the ways in which various representations of prostitution can be used to inform planning decisions.
Representations of sex worker identity also expose complex spatial and social geographies and evolving processes of marginalisation and exclusion. Roberta Perkins points out the disproportionate attention that street based sex work attracts in the laws, from non-sex working residents, the media and politicians. She also compares numbers of arrests and criminal regimes in New South Wales throughout the last 80 years.
Selling private sex in public places ; Managing street prostitution in The Netherlands, Visser A comprehensive history of Dutch response to street based sex work, the successes and failures, and how the community has participated.
Most disturbing is statistics on police sexual assault of workers. Final Report Attorney General Street Prostitution Advisory Task Force This Victorian Advisory Group met for one year and after a comprehensive consultative process suggested safe areas be adopted to accommodate the street based sex industry within the community.
The Labor Government baulked at all recommendations that required legislative reform. The research in this document clearly show that compromises can be achieved that meet the needs of sex workers and non-sex workers. Pretty boring reading but worthwhile for appreciating the scope planning policies have to encompass. In particular Private Workers do not require a Development Application in South Sydney, but instead must comply with the policy to avoid prosecution.
Probably the most progressive approach from a local council in Australia. Some have a glass window, like a fishbowl, where clients can peer through and see girls by their number. Others work the streets. Then there are the ones in Kuta who blend in with the bar crowd, either as waitresses or "customers" flirting with tourists. Some will be with them for a week and think they're having a relationship.
According to the foundation's statistics, one in four of these girls in Kuta is HIV-positive. It can be quite exhausting for them, especially if the guy is drunk and doesn't want to listen.
On the second floor of the clinic, Bunga, a year-old bar girl from Sanur, says she found out she was HIV-positive in But then I realised that was a risk of the job," she said. She could earn three to five times that in one night if she went home with a tourist. She sends them money every week. With her poor education, the best she could hope for otherwise was a cleaning job worth RP, a month. It would not be enough to support her extended family. This is why she doesn't stop, she says, even when she is weak from her infection.
Several of the girls are staggering down Poppies Lane, just near the monument to the Bali bombing, each with an Australian on their arm. Eddie Bronx, a chubby bald Javanese man who sells magic mushrooms on the corner says it is a nightly procession. There are two losmens just off Poppies Lane - cheap, dirty but rentable by the hour.