Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy to announce that the Crimson Coalition website at   is back up!!

Not really sure what the problem was - late payment to host or Go Daddy problem - both were happening.

ANYHOO....  You CAN donate to the GK appeal from overseas:

For people in America
ROUTING CODE: 021000021
BANK ACCOUNT NAME: Crimson Coalition
BSB: 114879
BANK: St George Bank

For people in other countries
BANK ACCOUNT NAME: Crimson Coalition
BSB: 114879
BANK: St George Bank

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Crimson Coalition website at was down for a while but back up now!

Crimson Coalition is still maintaining the funds-raising for the GK Anti-discrimination Case.

Donations for Karlaa can be made at:  

Crimson Coalition:  St George Bank BSB 114879 Account 483605476

Over the past year sex workers and supporters raised $3000 to help Karlaa in her appeal and she paid at least $9000 herself to continue this case which has ramifications for all sex workers in Queensland. 

Karlaa won her appeal but unfortunately the moteliers have appealed the appeal (confused yet?) and now Karlaa needs more money for legal funds to maintain this ruling.

Latest balance as at 1st September 2012 is $1698.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Crimson Coalition Consultation Day

Hi all interested sex workers

The Crimson Coalition consultation day was held last Tuesday and was attended by workers from Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!

Nine delegates were nominated to go to Townsville for a 3-day planning event on 19th-21st July which will result in the formation of a new sex workers' organisation - United Sex Workers.

Watch this space for news!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sex workers consultation day - June 30

Yes, CRIMSON COALITION is having a sex workers’ consultation day!

Brisbane 30th June 2009

The consultation day is to let sex workers know what is going on and get some feedback on what we have planned so far in our work with Queensland Health to develop a new state-wide organisation to replace SQWISI

The new organisation – United Sex Workers – will be managed and staffed by past and present sex workers to deliver education and support on sexual health and other issues relevant to sex workers.

We need a lot of past or present sex workers keen to get involved on a voluntary basis and/or provide feedback.

So a consultation day is being held in Brisbane on 30th June 2009 and we’d like you to come

We especially encourage male, transgender, Chinese and Thai sex workers to attend, as well as all you other working ladies, old and young, wherever you work!

Contact us for an information kit by June 14, 2009
Morning, afternoon tea and lunch provided / some transport costs can be reimbursed
This is a sex workers only event

Phone Candi on 0421569232 or email

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Webcast of Scarlet Alliance public symposium

The Scarlet Alliance Public Symposium has been webcast for the first time!

It was held in Brisbane in November 2008 with the topic being "nothing about us without us: recognising sex worker expertise, leadership and self-determination"

The webcast can be viewed here:

(It went offline for a while but is back!)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Can private workers in Queensland have a receptionist or a driver?

In a word - NO, not yet.

There have been a few requests for info about this recently because the State Government have decided to go ahead with the Crime and Misconduct Commission recommendations from the REGULATING OUTCALLS review which included a proposal to allow private sex workers to have a receptionist. However, the government haven't changed the law yet and there's no way of telling how it will be changed or when.

So the legal situation for private sex workers in Queensland is still that you have to work alone unless you hire a bodyguard (with a Crowd Controllers' Licence) but this bodyguard cannot place your advertisement or answer your phone or take the money or be your driver.

Whether you can pay a driver to do outcalls is still a grey area.

Some police from the Prostitution Enforcement Task Force (PETF) have said in the past that it is ok to pay a driver (just like you would a cab driver or a chauffeur) but only if the driver gets a fee to drive only and doesn't hold the money or act as a bodyguard.

Crimson Candi