Talk of prostitution and you’re likely to hear someone refer to it as the world’s ‘oldest profession’. Abolitionists however, who want to see an end to exploitation and trafficking refer to it as the world’s ‘oldest oppression’. Mind you, prostitution is not something that most people discuss in polite conversation. But talk about it we must, as the NT Government has released a law reform discussion paper on the NT Prostitution Regulation Act and they are asking for feedback from all Territorians on proposed changes that will normalize prostitution, brothels, and therefore, exploitation.
The Australian Christian Lobby is concerned members of the South Australian Parliament are not being told all the facts regarding New Zealand’s industrialised prostitution legislation.
The Australian Christian Lobby is concerned calls for full decriminalisation of prostitution by a Victorian Sex Workers group will allow unlicensed brothels to flourish.
A startling admission by Strass, a French union for prostitutes, shows that the Nordic Model is working in France says the Australian Christian Lobby.
The Australian Christian Lobby has raised concerns due to a report from The Guardian exposing the incidence of human trafficking under the Netherland's prostitution regime.
Reports that Queensland Labor will now look at decriminalising prostitution is another attack on women, says the Australian Christian Lobby.
These are tweets of the UK Sex Workers’ Outreach Project Sussex advertising their stall at the UK Sussex Uni’s recent freshers’ camp. Julie Bindel, the co-founder of the law reform group Justice for Women said of this initiative, “This is beyond disgraceful. It makes me so angry that the sex trade’s become normalised and pimped to women as though it is a harmless and respectable way to earn a living. There should be an enquiry by the university into this.”
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.
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