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Media Enquiries
All media enquiries must be directed to Jackie Mcmillan, SWOP Media and Communications Officer.
Phone: (02) 9206 2166

Position Vacant Office and Administration Support Officer

SWOP is seeking a highly motivated person with strong and concise oral and written communication skills and a strong attention to detail. The main duties of this role are administrative, including but not limited to, office administration, staff, management and committee support, data entry (including some bookkeeping, and other clerical duties. find out more

Positions Vacant; Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Outreach Officer

SWOP is seeking an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community member to work as part of the SWOP outreach team. The position provides outreach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people engaged in sex work and providing sex for favours across NSW, with the aim of encouraging and supporting safer behaviours and empowering these community members to protect themselves and improve their health and wellbeing. find out more

Work at SWOP

SWOP will soon be advertising two great job opportunities for sex workers. One is an Administrative Job in the SWOP Office in Surry Hills and the other is an Outreach Position with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Project and involves both metropolitan and regional outreach find out more

SWOP Annual Report 2016

SWOP's Annual Report for the 2015-16 reporting year is now available on our website along with our audited Financial Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2016 find out more

SWOP Service User Rights & Responsibilities

SWOP is committed to developing an organisational culture that supports the legal and human rights of all people accessing our service. This policy is designed to clearly articulate the rights and responsibilities of people accessing SWOP services. find out more

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2016

SWOP EVENT: Join us on Friday 16 December 2016 to commemorate International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers followed by a forum discussion on My Body, My Business - The future of condom use. find out more

Sex Workers Entitled to the Same Workplace Protections as Other Aussie Workers

At the Bishop Manning Lecture this week, speaker Melinda Tankard Reist is advocating the view that sex work is not work. This problematic way of thinking effectively positions NSW sex workers outside the workplace rights and protections that other Australian workers have access to find out more

New Multi Language Resource

Thanks to the City of Sydney SWOP has just released a new resource for sex workers in three languages; Thai, Korean and Chinese on legal rights and responsibilities, working conditions, work Health and Safety (WH&S), negotiating and boundaries with clients, workplace issues and accessing services find out more

SWOP T Shirts On Sale Now

SWOP T Shirts are now for sale online at the special post SEXPO price of $20 plus postage. They are selling fast so get yours now find out more

Regional Outreach Mid North Coast

Our Aboriginal and Transgender Workers will be on the Mid North Coast Monday 27th June to Thursday 30 June 2016. If you are working privately in Port Maquarie, Taree, Kempsey or Coffs Harbour and you'd like supplies or just a chat please call us find out more

Submission to Review of Public Health Act 2010

The Public Health Act deals with a diverse range of matters, the overall aim is to protect public health. SWOP has made submissions on those parts of the act that deal with disclosure and notification of STI's; particularly HIV. find out more

Open Letter re the Term Sex Worker

SWOP signs open letter to the Icelandic Foreign minister Lilja Dögg Alfreðasdóttir regarding the Icelandic representatives to the 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS re term "sex worker" find out more

Red Shield Appeal Image Vilifies Sex Workers

Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal image vilifies sex workers. Amidst the cameras and media fanfare, it largely escaped public notice that the marketing collateral delivered to every Australian home vilified sex workers. find out more

WA Trans Sex Worker Again Denied Bail

MEDIA RELEASE 22nd April, 2016 from Scarlet Alliance, Magenta and People for Sex Worker Rights WA: “Magistrate’s decision to deny bail places trans sex worker at risk.” find out more

Discussion Paper Review Public Health Act

The Public Health Act deals with a diverse range of matters, the overall aim is to protect public health. SWOP will be making submissions on those parts of the act that deal with disclosure and notification of STI's; particularly HIV. find out more

High Court Rules on Intent in HIV Transmission Cases

Today the High Court unanimously held that engagement in unprotected (in this context: condomless) sexual intercourse by a person living with HIV, does not in itself prove that there was intent to cause harm by transmitting HIV. find out more