Child Porn

The Australian Christian Lobby reports that a politically correct attempt to drop the word ‘pornography’ from the phrase ‘child pornography in WA legislation has been scuttled.

The ACL e-news (Mar 11) states: “The Child Exploitation Material and Classification Legislation Amendment Bill 2009, which is currently before the Legislative Council, seeks to amend the Criminal Code in relation to child pornography offences, but it initially also attempted to strike out of the law the term ‘child pornography’ in favour of ‘child exploitation material’. ACL argues that this deceptively removes from the law the appropriate stigma attached to the word ‘pornography’.

Liberal MLC Nick Goiran spoke in parliament against the rewording, arguing that the parliament should not conspire with the pornography industry to deceptively re-brand the words as has already been done by calling pornography adult entertainment or non-violent erotica.

On March 4, 2010, MLC Nick Gorian presented 101 petitions against any move by the WA Govt to legalise or normalise prostitution. They called for the advertising of illegal prostitution businesses to be made illegal. The West Australian newspaper currently allows advertising of brothels and prostitution.

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POSTED 19 Mar 2010
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