Prostitution on WA/QLD Govt Agenda

The West Australian Govt has put its proposed leglisation of prostition legislation back on the agenda although it could run out of time to debate the legislation before the next state election to be held in March.

The Australian Christian Lobby’s spokesman on prostitution laws, Michelle Pearse said in the ACL August newsletter that WA Premier has broken his pledge to investigate the successful Nordic policy. “Instead of trying to force what is clearly ineffective policy through the Parliament, the government should send a delegation to Nordic countries and talk to their government and policy officials about the success of their model,” Mrs Pearse said.In related news, a QLD hotel was found to be in breach of the Anti-Discrimination Act by denying a sex worker a room. The QLD Attorney General is investigating the ruling. The Australian Christian Lobby said the case showed their was a need for prostution reform as QLD has already legalised prostitution. ACL QLD director Wendy Francis said no other legitimate occupation includes the regular threat of sex slavery, violence, disease, organised crime and human trafficking. For more from ACL click here.

Action: FamilyVoice, the Association for Reformed Political Action and other groups are asking people to write to their local MP to explain their concerns with the legislation.

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POSTED 19 Sep 2012
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EU Human Trafficking

Sales of women and girls is booming in Europe according to the Netherlands-based EU crime fighting unit, Eurojust. Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Nigeria are the main source countries for the Netherlands. Up to 300 prostitutes work in Amsterdam. For story click here.

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POSTED 4 May 2012
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Indigenous Justice

Although Indigenous Australians only make up 5% of young people in Australia, over one-third (38%) of those under juvenile justice supervision were Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, according to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report Juvenile justice in Australia 2009-10, shows that 7,250 young people were under supervision on an average day in 2009-10. Data on WA statistics were not provided in the report. For report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420208

Or: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420203

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POSTED 10 Nov 2011
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Burqa Helpful

A Muslim woman in Australia, accused of lying about police trying to tear her burqa off, has avoided jail because her identity could not be proved as she was wearing a burqa. For story: http://www.barnabasfund.org/Sentenced-Australian-Muslim-woman-avoids-jail.html

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POSTED 2 Jul 2011
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Clandestine Labs Increase

The Australian Crime Commission released its Illicit Drug Data Report 2009-10 which reported that 694 dangerous clandestine laboratories were detected nationally- a 245% increase since 2000-01. It included 118 labs in WA, a 51% increase from 2008-09.

For key findings and link to report: http://www.crimecommission.gov.au/media/acc_joint/2011/110628-iddr-launch.htm

For WA data: http://www.crimecommission.gov.au/media/acc_joint/2011/110628-wa.htm

For Tasmania data: http://www.crimecommission.gov.au/media/acc_joint/2011/110628-tas.htm

 

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POSTED 2 Jul 2011
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Juvenile Justice

A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare “Juvenile Justice in Australia 2008-09” shows that around 7200 young people were under juvenile justice supervision on any given day. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people were 24 times more likely to be detained than non-Indigenous young people. Half in detention were indigenous. For report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737418606

For media release: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737418606

 

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POSTED 3 Jun 2011
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Minimising Harm

On March 18, 2011 Research Associate Prof David Indermaur, from the UWA Crime Research Centre will hold a talk on the topic of Minimising harm: a rational response to the tragedy of crime and the limits of justice. It will be held at the University Club, UWA 6.30-9.30pm as part of the first ordinary meeting of convocation 2011. For more: http://events.uwa.edu.au/event/20101210T074811Z-961-15026@events.uwa.edu.au/whatson/publicaffairs

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POSTED 15 Mar 2011
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Prison Transition Centre

On 6 April 2011, 7.15-9am Jade Lewis will launch an initiative giving women prisoners a second chance in life with the development of the Grace Transitional Centre for Woman. The launch will be held at the Claremont Yacht Club. At the launch will be Colin Barnett and Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi. It will be in addition to the Step Up Pre Release Prison personal development program. For more: http://jadelewis.com/

RSVP 30 March 6465 4065 or admin@jadelewis.com

 

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POSTED 15 Mar 2011
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Australian Crime

One in four sexual assault victims are children aged 10-14 yrs according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics report released June 3, 2010. The report “Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 4510.0).” showed a total of 18,800 sexual assaults in 2009. 84% of victims were females. 555 of kidnappings/abductions were also female. The level of sexual assaults fell 2% between 2008 and 2009. For more: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/A19F3C10F18B5DE1CA2575CA00244A5D?OpenDocument

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POSTED 29 Jun 2010
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