CategoryCrime and law

SIN and Scarlet Alliance Joint Media Release: Sex workers devastated as Lower House vote against industrial, health and human rights for sex workers

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SIN and Scarlet Alliance, 13/11/2019 Sex workers in South Australia and throughout Australia are heartbroken after the Members of the House of Assembly turned their backs on the rights and safety of sex workers in SA, despite widespread community support for decriminalisation of sex work. The long awaited and widely  claimed SA Decriminalisation of Sex Work Bill 2018 was narrowly defeated in the...

HIV & the Law: updated content from ASHM

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine, 2019 The NEW Guide to Australian HIV Laws and Policies for Healthcare Professionals includes two new sections on Mandatory Testing for HIV and My Health Record. This resource aims to provide health care workers with information on legal and ethical responsibilities under various laws and regulations related to human...

Adelaide abortion clinic calls for safe access from protesters

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InDaily,  31/5/19 Staff at an Adelaide abortion clinic have called for safe access zone laws due to pro-life supporters they claim stand near the centre, holding placards and photographing and filming people entering and leaving. Unlike New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and Victoria, South Australia has no safe access zone laws that...

Decriminalisation of sex work in south Australia (SHINE SA Media Release)

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SHINE SA,  May 30, 2019 On 31 May 2019, the Sex Industry Network (SIN) will gather at Parliament House to rally for the decriminalisation of the South Australian sex industry and to recognise International Sex Workers Day. In South Australia sex work is criminalised, prohibiting sex work so that those engaging in relevant activities can be prosecuted for criminal offences. SIN and Scarlet...

It’s time to lift the restrictions on medical abortion in Australia – Professor Caroline de Costa

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The Conversation, April 1, 2019 6.13am AEDT Over the past thirteen years, many Australian women have used the drug mifepristone (RU486) to bring about a medical abortion. Rather than undergoing a surgical abortion in a clinic or hospital operating theatre, a medical abortion is induced by taking drugs prescribed by a doctor. But while mifepristone has been available in Australia since 2006, only...

People with disability are more likely to be victims of crime – here’s why

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The Conversation, February 22, 2019 6.06am AEDT Some of our most vulnerable citizens have been beaten, raped, and even killed at the hands of those supposedly caring for them. The statistics are alarming. Up to 90% of women with disability have been sexually assaulted. And people with disability are three times as likely to die prematurely than the general population from causes that could have...

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