The Adelaide Advertiser today reported that Australian Stephen Carpeter has been arrested and charged in Thailand for organising sex cruises in Pattaya. This should serve as a warning of what could happen if proposed Greens’ Bill to decriminalise prostitution is passed in SA, contends Australian Christian Lobby.

Australian Christian Lobby South Australian director Christopher Brohier said the only difference under the Greens bill would be that no arrest, charge or prosecution would occur here because adult prostitution would not be governed by law.

“Such exploitation of women and ensnaring men in the exploitation, is not what is needed for South Australia, Mr Brohier said.

“South Australia has the unique opportunity to lead the nation by introducing internationally proven prostitution legislation known as the Nordic Approach, which protects vulnerable women and children and reduces human trafficking.

 “As the Premier was reported saying yesterday we need less social engineering in this State particularly that which has been rejected in many jurisdictions similar to SA.” Mr Brohier said.

South Australian State Parliament is urged to reject the Greens’ bill and instead enact a Nordic Model of prostitution law reform which criminalises the purchase of sexual services and supports those who wish to exit prostitution.