Just a quick hit on this.
Health and human rights experts said it was ridiculous to force sex workers to have monthly tests when they were at extremely low risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections.
Monthly testing, sex workers don’t want it.
Doctors don’t want it.
Professor Fairley said the monthly testing of legal sex workers also meant doctors were turning away thousands of patients seeking STI tests each year because they were tied up with low risk sex workers.
He said about 1200 people could not be tested at the centre in the first quarter of this year because it was tied up with monthly sex worker tests.
Government: Great, we are keeping the policy, wasting money and putting people through invasive unnecessary tests, that is what the liberal government stands for! Yeah!