Reports that Queensland Labor will now look at decriminalising prostitution is another attack on women, says the Australian Christian Lobby.
Comments by the Sex Industry Network reported in ABC news that prostitution “is just sex …it does not bother anyone” are contrary to the evidence says the Australian Christian Lobby.
As reported in the UK Telegraph yesterday decriminalising prostitution leads to an increase in demand which leads to increased trafficking, violence and coercion.
Prostitution legislation is currently being discussed in the Northern Territory and just about everyone has an opinion on how this controversial issue should be addressed.
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.
The Liberal Party in Victoria is to be congratulated today after they became the first major party to pass support for legislation that recognises prostitution as exploitation of vulnerable people for sex or profit.
Whilst attending the Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation Global Summit in Washington DC, some news came through that abolitionists around the world have been waiting for…
Backpage.com had been shut down!
Is prostitution a choice?
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MEDIA RELEASE8 April 2016France is the latest country to adopt the “Nordic approach” to prostitution laws, first introduced in Sweden in 1999 reinforcing calls to adopt the effective measure in Australia.The French National Assembly this week passed the measure by a vote of 64 to 12.Australian Christian Lobby spokeswoman Wendy Francis said it was time for Australian lawmakers to introduce the same laws in Australia.This weekend Ms Francis will be advocating for the need to adopt the Nordic approach at Australia’s first anti-prostitution conference in Melbourne.“To see France adopt this legislation is a welcome development and reinforces the message that prostitution is harmful and exploitative of women,” Ms Francis said.“The Nordic approach targets the demand driving the prostitution industry without criminalizing prostituted women by outlawing the purchase of sex but not the sale.“On a visit to Sweden I saw clear evidence of the law’s success in reducing prostitution and other exploitative practices such as strip clubs.“The success of this approach has resulted in other countries such as Canada, Norway, Iceland, and South Korea and now France taking on the approach in an effort to reduce the number of women exploited in this way.“If Australia is successful in reducing prostitution it will also lower the number of women being trafficked into cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.”ACL has been advocating for this approach to be adopted by Australian states, making submissions to the ACT, Tasmania, NSW, and WA parliaments in recent years.ENDSTranscript of Wendy Francis advocating for the Nordic Model of Prostitution at the NSW Inquiry into the Regulation of Brothels. (Sept 2015): http://www.acl.org.au/acls-wendy-francis-advocates-for-prostitution-reform-at-queensland-inquiryOriginally posted by the Australian Christian Lobby
You may have heard the phrase that prostitution is one of the world’s oldest professions, but that doesn’t make it just.
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