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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...

First criminal prosecution of female genital mutilation in Queensland goes to trial today

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ABC News, 21/05/18 The first couple to be prosecuted on female genital mutilation charges in Queensland have pleaded not guilty to allegedly taking two girls aged nine and 12 to Africa to undergo the procedure. The African man and woman—who cannot be named for legal reasons—were charged in 2015 on two counts each of removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation. Their case is...

Sexual age of consent standardised to age 16 by Queensland government

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The Age, September 16 2016 – 7:31AM The legal age for consensual anal sex in Queensland has been lowered to 16 years, in line with other consensual sexual activity, and the word “sodomy” removed from the Criminal Code. The Queensland Parliament voted to remove the longstanding source of discrimination in Queensland’s Criminal Code on Thursday night. Read more here  ...

Sex worker and activist Laura Lee: ‘It’s now far more difficult to stay safe’

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The Guardian, Saturday 6 February 2016 02.10 AEDT There aren’t many sex workers in Britain happy to talk openly about their work, so Laura Lee is used to being interviewed. She is managing to be remarkably upbeat, on just four hours’ sleep. Lee will need all her reserves of cheerful energy during the next fortnight, as she prepares a legal challenge against the government of Northern Ireland...

Mother, midwife and sheikh guilty in Australia’s first genital mutilation trial

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Sydney Morning Herald, November 12, 2015 – 1:53PM A retired nurse and the mother of two young girls have each been found guilty of carrying out female genital mutilation in Australia’s first prosecution of an FGM case. A sheikh, Shabbir Mohammedbhai Vaziri, was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact. All three were members of the Dawoodi Bohra Shia Muslim community Read more from...

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