Friday, September 21, 2007

McGinty: New prostitution laws by Christmas

The report below is bad news for the prostituted persons in Australia - not to mention the many traffick victims that are hidden behind the legal wash! Although the initial arguement of legalizing prostitution suggests it's in the best interest of the prostitutes themselves, that arguement doesn't stand up to demonstration - anywhere. Everywhere they have legalized prostitution - the problems have only gotten worse and the results for women trapped in a life of oppression are horrific. Trafficking also flourishes in countries that have legal protection for pimps. I'm trying to figure out how to best mobilise the Salvos to fight this current evil... but for now - get informed... read more.
If you'd like more information on WHY LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION IS NOT THE ANSWER check out this link
Posted Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:11am AEST
Updated Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:29am AEST
Attorney General Jim McGinty says new prostitution laws should be in place by Christmas. (Getty Images: Sean Garnsworthy)
The Attorney General, Jim McGinty, is confident new prostitution laws will be in place by Christmas, despite the Liberal Party's plan to fight the legislation.
Under the legislation, brothels would be able to operate legally for the first time and it would be up to local councils to approve them.
The Liberals yesterday decided to oppose the Bill over concerns it will lead to a proliferation of brothels in the suburbs.
Mr McGinty says the legislation has the support of police and councils and he is positive it will be approved by Parliament.
"I'm confident there is a majority in both houses of Parliament to be able to pass this legislation," he said.

"This is legislation we have to have to be able to put the health of sex workers and their clients on a proper basis and be able to regulate local government planning considerations and most importantly be able to put police beyond corruption.
"This is about making a tough decision but a necessary one. A police Royal Commission said we should legalise brothels to avoid corruption. This has been something on the agenda for government's of both political complexions for quite some time now. It takes a strong government to be able to deliver these changes."
Greens MLC Giz Watson says the Liberals' concerns are unfounded.
"That's just a bit of political stirring and fearmongering about this issue," she said.


Anonymous said...

God works in mysterious ways. When a certain couple of overseas officers arrived in Australia I asked google about "Steven Court" looking for his blog only to find that in Steven Court Ringwood there is a brothel. Do you think maybe someone looking for the address will find Stephen Court instead? I pray so.

Mhairi said...

"This is about making a tough decision but a necessary one. A police Royal Commission said we should legalise brothels to avoid corruption."

WHAT CRAP! (Can I say crap on this blog? I hope so, I've gone and said it already.) What is more corrupt; a government that fights corruption with smoke and mirrors, or a police and social services who refuse to do there jobs, and a government who refuses to release resources to pull people out of their sin riddled lives?

Call in the troops! Let's go for the good of the Kingdom and the Glory of Jesus! No surrender!

Anonymous said...

These sneaky state governments are slipping through legislation all the time. Victoria is a shocker with abortion issues, WA with this prostitution issue. The Greens are a religion unto themselves and seem to support any government or party that opposes Christian values. Once again they do it in a sneaky way, pretending to be gentle nature lovers. There is a federal election coming up with an opposition leader posing as a committed Christian, but only since he discovered that the Hillsong vote was important. Good on the liberals for fighting these issues. Let's see Family First rise to the challenge as well. We need to pray.