Legislation governing prostitution and trafficking is complex and varies enormously.
At the international level, there are UN conventions that place prostitution and trafficking within the realm of violence and discrimination against women.
Within Australia, prostitution legislation is a matter for the individual states and territories.
Internationally, a number of countries have adopted some form of the Nordic Model, that addresses the demand by criminalising the buyers and the pimps.
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