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UPDATE 1800 Friday 22 March 2013
The decriminalisation of sex work in South Australia???
If it gets up then YES!!!
Read the draft here…
UPDATE 2100h Monday 18 March 2013
Sex workers and other interested parties went through the rest of the Bill today. Soliciting is out. The $50 of supplies for WorkCover purposes is out. Seven of the fourteen sex work advisory committee members must be sex workers.
IF Steph Key has the parliamentary counsel bring out the third draft per our advice and advocacy, she will be proposing a Bill of TRUE decriminalisation!!!
We’ll see what she comes back with in the next few days but it is unlikely to have a first reading on Thursday.
UPDATE 2100h 15 March 2013
So… the Bill presented to us today was a slightly modified version of the one below. Fortunately the table agreed that the regulatory provisions were unacceptable, however, there were still amendments to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act and Summary Offences Act to go through when, two hours later, we adjourned until Monday 18 March 2013.
The consensus between representatives of ASPaSIA, the ASU, Scarlet Alliance, SIN and SWAGGERR was that the object of the proposed legislation was decriminalisation. As such, legislation, regulation, licencing and criminalisation (all of which was present in one form or another) was UNACCEPTABLE!
We will see what Steph Key presents to the table on Monday by way of amendments based on today’s industry representations and consultancy…
The first thing that jumps out at you is the name of the Bill…
Dissecting it now; a long night ahead. Will tweet and post on Facebook as we comment on each section.