FIFO sex workers keep STI rates down: inquiry

They’re labelled ‘vectors of disease’ and have a stigma that is almost impossible to shake.

But fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) sex workers say they are “part of the solution, not part of the problem” for many of the issues faced by remote mining communities, where soaring rates of STIs and a high incidence of mental illness have recently made headlines.

Janelle Fawkes, CEO of the Scarlet Alliance, and Zahra Stardust, the group’s policy advisor, spoke eloquently for the rights of their industry at a recent federal parliamentary