Australian states have a ready-made solution on prostitution policy as the world’s best practice continues to roll out, with Israel joining the reform ranks in a fortnight’s time.
The Australian Christian Lobby today commended the McGowan government for rejecting radical parliamentary committee recommendations to establish injecting rooms, pill testing, home-grown cannabis, and prison needle exchange programs.
The Australian Capital Territory government is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic as cover for a sham consultation that closes on Monday, the Australian Christian Lobby said this afternoon.
The Australian Christian Lobby’s Tasmanian Director Christopher Brohier has commended the Tasmanian Premier for his concern for the vulnerable amid debate on a private member’s bill promoting assisted suicide. The Premier told ABC radio listeners this week: “I have never been convinced that the legislation in the past has sufficient safeguards to ensure that the vulnerable in our society will be protected.”
This week over 7,000 Australians have written to their state and federal health minister seeking an independent inquiry into the surge in children being referred to ‘gender clinics’.
The Australian Christian Lobby announced this afternoon that the cross-border NSW homosexual vilification complaint against Brisbane mother Katrina Tait has been dropped by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board after the complainant withdrew his complaint.
A staggering 84% of Territorians objecting to brothels in their neighbourhoods or rural areas wasn’t enough for the Gunner government to reject a two-person brothel system. Disregarding significant community concern, the NT Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics has approved the two-person brothel model via a Planning Scheme Amendment to the Sex Industry Act, despite opposition from 101 out of 120 submitters to the Planning Commission.
The Australian Christian Lobby today called on the Tasmanian Labor Party to pull back from its stated intent to support Mike Gaffney MLC’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill.
The decriminalisation of prostitution supports pimps and oppressive men and harms women. Despite the House of Assembly rejecting the decriminalisation of prostitution only 7 months ago, Greens MLC Tammy Franks has reintroduced a nearly identical version of her previous prostitution decriminalisation bill that was convincingly defeated in the Lower House.
The Australian Christian Lobby has been warning that brothels do not protect vulnerable women and children. The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard evidence on Friday of a 16 year old child allegedly prostituted in Heidelberg for $100, highlighting the depraved depths some brothels will go.
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