CategoryCrime and law

International Sex Workers Day and Calls for Decriminalisation in South Australia

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SHINE SA, posted on June 2, 2023 On June 2, International Sex Workers Day is recognised, creating an opportunity for further reflection on the need for decriminalisation of sex work in South Australia. Sex work is criminalised in South Australia which means that those engaging in relevant sex work activities can be prosecuted for criminal offences. SIN (Sex Industry Network) and Scarlet Alliance...

Sexual harassment, aggression & violence victimisation among mobile dating app & website users in Australia

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Australian Institute of Criminology, 04-10-2022 Today the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has released a report that reveals that three in every four survey respondents had been subjected to sexual violence facilitated via dating apps in the last five years. Sexual harassment was the most common form of behavior reported, as well as abusive and threatening language, and unsolicited...

Report: Submissions re Draft Legislation To Protect The Rights Of Intersex People In Medical Settings

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Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate  (ACT), August 2022 Consultation on the draft Variations in Sex Characteristics (Restricted Medical Treatment) Bill 2022 closed on Friday 8 July. A Listening Report has been prepared summarising the input provided by stakeholders during the consultation. This report is intended to provide transparency regarding the range of views and...

Sexual assaults increase for tenth year in a row: ABS

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 28th July 2022 The number of police recorded victims of sexual assault nationally increased by 13 per cent in 2021, the tenth annual rise in a row, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). William Milne, head of crime and justice statistics at the ABS, said there were 31,118 sexual assaults in 2021, the largest number...

Latest Australian Statistics on Sexual Violence – Victimisation

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 24/08/2021 This article is the first in a new series exploring the nature and prevalence of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in Australia. Topics covered include changes in prevalence over time, victimisation risk factors, immediate and long-term impacts on victims, and criminal justice outcomes for offenders. The focus of this first article is...

Factsheets: new Spent Convictions process (Homosexual Activity) in SA

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Department for Correctional Services & Attorney-General’s Department (SA), Page last updated 26 July 2021 If the court rules that you’re guilty of a crime, the conviction will probably appear on your National Police Certificate (NPC), which is often referred to as a ‘police check’.¬†Not all convictions stay on your record forever. It’s possible to have some...

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