|Tuesday, 08 November 2011 09:27|
The WA Liberal government is planning to¬†legalise brothels in Western Australia.
The Bill had its' Second Reading on Nov 3, 2011, and a¬†vote was expected in the week beginning 7 November, 2011.
By July 2012, the Bill has still not been debated - perhaps due to opposition to the Bill from within the Coalition/government.
PLEASE KEEP contacting your MPs about this issue.
If the legislation is passed, the brothels will be legal in 'non-residential' areas and prostitutes (or 'sex workers') will have to register.
Read the text of the Prostitution Bill 2011 - click here.
We oppose the Bill, since prostitution exploits both the prostitute and the user - it exploits men and women and demeans society,¬†relationships and marriage.
If you live in WA, please act NOW - contact your MP - ask them to vote against the Prostitution Bill.
UPDATE: 15 November 2011- The WA Parliament didn't debate the Bill in the week of¬†7 Nov.
UPDATE: July 2012
Government proposes amendments
One is to establish a fund to help people leave prostitution if they want to, and also to only require those working on their own to register as 'sex workers' (not those working in brothels). (Source - also information on the progress of the Bill here)
Legalising prostitution does not control it
There is still crime and corruption in prostitution in Victoria - one of the claims was that¬†this would be 'cleaned up' if prostitution was legalised. There have been criminal charges of underage girls in brothels and an increase in street prostitution as well.
MPs opposing prostitution
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