Nefarious Screening

The Australian Christian Lobby reports that a crowd of 750 people attended the Perth premier screening of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. 10 politicians also watched the doc at a screening at Parliament House. The documentary showed that legalisation of prostitution only legitimises the exploitation of women and pointed to Sweden as a beacon of hope in showing other countries how to reduce the amount of prostitution and human trafficking. For story: http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/2011/08/%E2%80%98nefarious-merchant-of-souls%E2%80%99-screens-in-perth/

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POSTED 23 Aug 2011
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“Nefarious” Screening

On Aug 17, 2011 @7pm New Life Christian Community, the Australian Christian Lobby and the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church are hosting a debut screening of Exodus Cry’s new documentary “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.” as part of its world tour. It documents the horrors of worldwide commercial sex industry. To be held at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 497 Marmion St Booragoon, For more and to RSVP: http://nefariousdocumentary.com/screenings/benefit-screenings/

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POSTED 13 Aug 2011
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Men’s Workshop

On Aug 27, 2011, 9-3.30pm a workshop for men is being organised by a new group called Save the Source at the Rotary Club Hall, 155 Sandgate St, in South Perth. The cost is $20. The aim is to decrease the DEMAND from men and Decrease the SUPPLY of young women involved in prostitution. The topic of the one day seminar is: “Being a real man – honour and respect women.” For more: http://www.savethesource.org/

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POSTED 13 Aug 2011
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WA Prostitution

People have until July 29 to make comment on the draft bill which could be tabled in Parliament in August. The Australian Christian Lobby says it is still a good time to write to local MPs. The proposed prostitution model will, for the first time, legalise prostitution in WA.

Comments can be made by email to: prostitution_reform_feedback@justice.wa.gov.au

Or by post:

Prostitution Reform Feedback
Department of the Attorney General
GPO Box F317, PERTH WA 6841.

For details on draft bill: http://www.department.dotag.wa.gov.au/L/legislation.aspx

Action: The ACL’s Make a Stand Website has launched the “Women are worth more” campaign. To send your local MP a letter using the Make it Stand website see: http://www.makeastand.org.au/campaign/index.php?campaign_id=38

As at June 17, 452 people had sent a letter to their MP using this service.

Action: The Association for Reformed Political Action and other Christian organisations are asking people to write to their local State MP.

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POSTED 21 Jul 2011
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WA City Brothels

“BROTHELS could be allowed in the Winton Road industrial area, Joondalup Gate or any larger commercial areas, under the State Government’s draft Prostitution Bill 2011,” reports David Gear in the Joondalup Weekender, 14 July 2011. For story: http://www.inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-views/local-news/Brothels-on-city-agenda/7596538/

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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WA Prostitution Bill

The WA Govt is seeking comment on the draft Prostitution Bill by 29 July 2011. Details:

The WA Government’s Draft Bill on prostitution was released June 14. People have until July 29 to make comment on the draft bill which could be tabled in Parliament in August. The Australian Christian Lobby says it is still a good time to write to local MPs. The proposed prostitution model will, for the first time, legalise prostitution in WA.

Comments can be made by email to: prostitution_reform_feedback@justice.wa.gov.au

Or by post:

Prostitution Reform Feedback
Department of the Attorney General
GPO Box F317, PERTH WA 6841.

For details on draft bill: http://www.department.dotag.wa.gov.au/L/legislation.aspx

For ACL update: http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/2011/06/please-comment-on-was-draft-prostitution-bill/

Action: The ACL’s Make a Stand Website has launched the “Women are worth more” campaign. To send your local MP a letter using the Make it Stand website see: http://www.makeastand.org.au/campaign/index.php?campaign_id=38

As at June 17 452 people had sent a letter to their MP using this service.

Action: The Association for Reformed Political Action and other Christian organisations are asking people to write to their local State MP.

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POSTED 27 Jun 2011

French Prostitution

A cross-party group of French MPs has recommended that anyone who buys sex from a prostitute should face prison and a fine. If a law is introduced, France would join Sweden, Norway and Iceland in legislating possible prison for clients of sex workers. Source: Australian Prayer Network.

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POSTED 27 Jun 2011
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Scotland Trafficking

A new report into child trafficking in Scotland must be taken as a call to action for the whole nation, a Church minister has said. The report, by the Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young people on child sex trafficking in Scotland found that at least 80 children may have been trafficked into Scotland. For article: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/church.minister.condemns.repugnant.trafficking.of.children/27674.htm

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POSTED 28 Mar 2011
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Prostitution

WA Attorney General Christian Porter has announced details in Parliament of the proposed prostitution model. Under the proposed model, the operator, manager and prostitutes within a brothel would be licensed by the Director of the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor. To combat organised crime, applicants would be required to undergo background checks, including palm printing and finger printing at the discretion of the director.

For attorney General’s media release: http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?ItemID=134502

To watch or hear AG discuss the new model: http://www.premier.wa.gov.au/Ministers/Christian-Porter/Pages/video.aspx#video18

Action: The ACL, Saltshakers and the Christian Democratic Party asks people to write to the Attorney General Christian Porter to put forward their views on this issue. His address is 29th floor, Allendale Square, 77 St Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000.

Action: The ACL’s Make a Stand Website has launched the “Women are worth more” campaign. To send your local MP a letter using the Make it Stand website see: http://www.makeastand.org.au/campaign/index.php?campaign_id=38

As at January 28, 2011 a total of 226 letters had been sent to politicians using the Make A Stand website.

Action: Christian organisations are asking people to make a Submission on the proposed laws. They can be directed to:

Department of the Attorney General
Prostitution Reform Area
GPO Box F317
Perth 6841

P: 9264 1600

E: prostitution_reform_feedback@justice.wa.gov.au

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POSTED 30 Jan 2011
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Prostitution Adverts

The West Australian newspaper, which has as part of its code of conduct that it will try not to run advertising that is “likely to cause serious offence to the community or a significant section of the community” recently issued its new advertising rates for 2010-11.

Among the increases in its rates were those for the Personal section which promotes prostitution services. The West has increased its midweek rates from $50.49 to $51.99 per single column centimetre and from $83.93 to $86.43 per single column centimetre in the West Weekend.

The West’s advertising code of conduct includes the following:

In accordance with our belief that the maintenance of high standards of advertising builds character and good business we will, at all times, and to the best of our ability, only publish advertisements which:

  • Do not contain anything which, taking into full account both the nature of the specific readership and generally prevailing community standards, is likely to cause serious offence to the community or a significant section of the community.
  • Do not encourage breaches of Commonwealth law or the law of the relevant State or Territory.
  • Comply with Commonwealth law and the law of the relevant State or Territory.

For 2010-11 West rate card: http://info.thewest.com.au/ratecard/index.php/classifieds/general-classifieds-rates-a-deadlines

For the West’s advertising code of conduct: http://info.thewest.com.au/ratecard/index.php/code-of-conduct

To contact Bob Cronin, The West editor-in-chief: 9482 3799 or bob.cronin@wanews.com.au

West chairman Kerry Stokes’ PA: kate.lewis-fuller@aceequity.com.au

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POSTED 4 Dec 2010
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