CategoryCrime and law

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...

The Ban on ‘Amyl’

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Thorne Harbour Health, 17 Jan 2019 Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently postponed its decision on whether or not to change the law around alkyl nitrites (the active ingredient in ‘amyl’ or ‘poppers’). Currently, the TGA is conducting public consultations into the proposed amendments that could see amyl recategorised as a ‘prohibited...

New Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics Directory

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 19 December 2018 For the first time, sources of family, domestic and sexual violence statistics have been collated into a central directory by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The new ‘Directory of Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics’ aims to improve the awareness and utilisation of family, domestic, and sexual violence...

Introducing Sunny, an app for women with disability to learn about violence and abuse

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1800RESPECT, November 27, 2018 Introducing Sunny, an app for women with disability to learn about violence and abuse. Sunny was co-designed by an expert group of women with disability, 1800RESPECT and Women with Disabilities Australia, to make sure it provides the very best support for the people who use it. Sunny helps to: understand what violence and abuse are learn about different types of...

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