Prior to rising for the Christmas break last year the South Australian House of Assembly rejected the latest attempt at prostitution law reform, with a private member’s Bill rejected by 24 votes to 19. “This is a victory for South Australian women,” Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) South Australian director Christopher Brohier said. “It is a victory for the courageous prostitution survivors who spoke from the heart against this Bill.” Many ACL’s supporters attended the crucial vote and have lobbied members of parliament to consider proven and superior reform.
“This is the 13th attempt in 25 years to change the prostitution law in South Australia (SA), with most previous attempts comprising a pimps’ protection model. SA clearly needs a new approach, namely, adopting the internationally successful Nordic model of prostitution law reform. This Equality Model decriminalises the selling of sex, criminalises the buying of sex and provides real exit strategies for prostituted people. The Nordic model has been adopted in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Northern Ireland, France & Ireland, and comes into force in Israel in 2020. The ACL calls on the South Australian Parliament to adopt this Model urgently.” Brohier said.
Source: Australian Christian Lobby