Comments from Ms Julie Bates on 6PR last night urging decriminalisation of prostitution in Western Australia have today been criticised by the Australian Christian Lobby.
“Decriminalisation has always led to increased demand, which fuels human sex trafficking. We should learn from those failures,” commented Peter Abetz, the ACL’s state director.
Parliament must have the full picture on prostitution in SA before voting on the Greens decriminalisation bill, the Australian Christian Lobby said today.
Allegations reported in the Advertiser against Hon Leung Chu for operating a nationwide prostitution ring from Adelaide raises important issues which need to be considered.
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.
The Australian Christian Lobby has called on South Australian Attorney General, Vicki Chapman, not to turn her back on the proven Nordic approach to prostitution given her recent support of the Greens bill before the SA Parliament.
The Victorian Liberal Party has adopted a new policy on prostitution; the Nordic Model.
Reports of Chinese women being brought to South Australia on student visas to work in brothels should serve as a warning to parliamentarians currently considering new liberalised prostitution legislation, says the Australian Christian Lobby.
South Australian lower house MPs have been encouraged to consider the merits of a Nordic Approach to prostitution before they vote on the bill to decriminalise it, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
Illegal sex trade and trafficking into South Australia is set to increase if the South Australian parliament blindly follows a parliamentary committee recommendation to legalise prostitution, warns the Australian Christian Lobby.
There are strong ties between organised crime, human trafficking and prostitution, a NSW inquiry has been told in an ACL submission.
The Australian Christian Lobby has called on state governments to join the growing list of progressive jurisdictions in stopping the exploitation of women by criminalising those that pay for sex.
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