Prostitution

Efforts are growing to lobby the State Government to change the prostitution laws. Elements of the Liberal Party, such as Peter Abetz have already indicated that they are keen to see the laws introduced by the Labor Government removed in favour of the Swedish model which criminalises the purchaser of sex and helps women to escape prostitution. In order for these MPs to get support from their colleagues it needs to be demonstrated that there is a desire in the community to change these laws.

Action: The Australian Christian Lobby is asking people to phone, write or email, the focus at this stage being on their Liberal MPs showing their support for a change in the prostitution laws. The letters should be addressed to MPs that both support change (in order to help them reinforce their arguments in the party room) and to those opposed to changing the Prostitution Laws. Bring forward the following points:

– In the pre-election campaign, you promised to repeal Labour’s law and replace it. When will this be done?

– Legalisation of prostitution is not the answer. Legalization has failed in Australia and all over the world.

– Please consider the Swedish law which criminalizes the purchaser of sex and helps women to escape prostitution.

Let the ACL know once you have provided your advice to your Liberal Party MP by emailing waoffice@acl.org.au or call 9221 0655.

Some of the Liberal MPs:

Peter Abetz MLA

Member Southern River

Unit 4, 2 Furley Road

Southern River WA 6110

Ph: 9256 4995

E: peter.abetz@(no spam)mp.wa.gov.au

Hon. Troy Buswell MLA

Member for Vasse

16 Prince Street,

Busselton WA 6280

Ph: 9752 1949

Email: troy.buswell@mp.wa.gov.au

John Castrilli MLA

Member for Bunbury

4B Spencer Street

Bunbury WA 6230

Ph: 9791 3636

Email: john.castrilli@mp.wa.gov.au

Murray Cowper MLA

Shop 1

Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre

Pinjarra WA 6208

Ph: 9531 3155

Email: murray.cowper@mp.wa.gov.au

Joe Francis MLA

Member for Jandakot

Suite 11

The Professional Centre

Corner Calley Drive and South Street

Leeming WA 6149

Ph: 9310 8777

Email: joe.francis@mp.wa.gov.au

Tony Simpson MLA

Member for Darling Range

Suite 5

837 South West Highway

Byford WA 6122

Ph: 9525 4822

Email: darlingrange@(no spam)mp.gov.au

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POSTED 26 Jun 2009
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