An organisation representing sex workers has renewed calls for prostitution to be decriminalised in Western Australia.

Workers gathered outside state parliament on Saturday over fears the government would reintroduce a bill from 2011, which attempted to ban brothels in suburbs.

The Premier Colin Barnett said earlier this month any new bill would be written from scratch and the laws are not a priority.

The Scarlet Alliance's Jane Green says sex workers want the same rights as those in other industries.

"Sex workers in Western Australia will accept nothing less than full decriminalisation because full decriminalisation is what gives sex workers good labour rights and human rights, and protects the health and safety of sex workers," she said.

Ms Green says current laws deter sex workers from pursuing justice.

"I think it's clear that police as regulators has proven to be a problem in Western Australia," she said.

"When you position the police as regulators then sex workers are less able to reach out to the police when they are victims of violent crime."

 

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