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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...

S.A. sex workers more confident for law reform second time round

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InDaily, Wednesday May 30, 2018 The Sex Industry Network will rally outside parliament on Friday for International Sex Workers Day after Greens MLC Tammy Franks earlier this month introduced new legislation to legalise sex work in state. The Legislative Council passed a similar bill in July last year however it failed to pass the lower house before the March election. Read more of S.A. sex...

Rally for decriminalisation of sex work in South Australia

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SIN, 24/5/2018 June 2nd is International Sex Workers Day, which celebrates the birth of the sex worker rights movement, which originated in Lyon France, forty three years ago in 1975. On this day, sex workers staged a church ‘sit in’ to protest police brutality and the lack of police attention to crimes against sex workers. Soon community members joined sex workers and challenged the police to...

Queensland sex workers say current laws put their lives at risk

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ABC Capricornia, 13/04/2018 Queensland sex workers say they face a dilemma — break the law to stay safe, or obey it and put their lives at risk. Chrissie (whose last name is withheld) has been working as a fly-in, fly-out sex worker in regional Queensland for the past eight years and is one of many sex workers along with organisation Respect calling for a law change. “I can’t think of...

ALHR: Government must do more to protect reproductive health rights

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Lawyers Weekly, 22 March 2018 The leading advocacy group for human rights law in Australia has called on the federal government to better ensure the country is meeting its international obligations to protect women and girls when it comes to processes such as abortion.  Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) spoke earlier this week in response to comments from Nationals MP George Christensen...

Time to fully decriminalise sex work

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 The Age, 2 March 2018  There are only two places in the world where sex work is fully decriminalised: New Zealand and New South Wales. Everywhere else in Australia, it is partially criminalised, even though many of the concerns raised about sex work by the general public or by legislators are already addressed by existing legislation: there are laws for disturbing the peace, there are noise...

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