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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...

Gender selection has nothing to do with decriminalising abortion: AMA

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By Dr Danielle McMullen, vice-president of the Australian Medical Association (NSW) Sydney Morning Herald, August 15, 2019 People who want to obstruct access to abortion or prevent it entirely have linked it in a very insincere and flawed way to the very emotionally charged issue of gender selection. There is no evidence to support the idea that patients are approaching their doctors asking for...

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...

International Best Practice Guide to Equality on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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Outright, April 2018 Headquartered in New York City, OutRight is the only global LGBTIQ-specific organization with a permanent presence at the United Nations in New York that advocates for human rights progress for LGBTIQ people. This guide highlights promising progress from some countries in early or interim stages of introducing measures which safeguard sexual and gender minorities from harm...

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...

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