West Australian media are reporting that the WA Prostitution Bill is unlikely to go through the state parliament when its debated later this year.

The West Australian reports Kalgoorlie Independent MP John Bowler has described the upcoming vote in the parliament as “dead in the water”. Mr Bowler said that the bill doesn't have the numbers to pass because of the opposition of the Labor Party and some dissenting voices within the Liberal Party.

Mr Bowler described the bill as "a waste of time" and he has "more important things to worry about".

This is encouraging news in light of the Nefarious: Merchant of Souls documentary tour around Australia. The documentary highlights the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery and the link between prostitution and trafficking. The ACL advocates governments adopting a Swedish model where the purchase of sex is criminalised.

Thank-you to all her contacted their MPs about this issue.