"Decriminalisation in New Zealand differs from legalised regimes, such as that in Germany, since it focuses on empowering sex workers themselves, rather than the state, to have greater control over their work. This approach recognises that sex workers are the best people to advise on their own working conditions, but to allow them to do this there must be a transparent environment in which sex...
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Decriminalisation in New Zealand differs from legalised regimes such as that in

Decriminalisation is the only way to protect sex workers – New Zealand has proved it

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AN ultraconservative, anti-euthanasia campaigner with extreme views on abortion and contraception is this week touring Australia and meeting with senior MPs.
The Australian Sex Party 06/28/2017

What is this man doing in Australia?

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Fiona Patten MP says anti-euthanasia campaigner William Toffler is “providing a lot of misinformation and misrepresenting the situation in Oregon.”

“I’m hoping people look at the evidence and listen to the experts in this area and vote on its merits,” she said. “I don’t think Professor Toffler is very helpful in that respect.
Fiona Patten MP says antieuthanasia campaigner William Toffler is providing a lot

What is this man doing in Australia?

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MacGregor Scott
Tal Meretz
Neil Churches
Talking about sex with teenagers can be an uncomfortable task, but having those talks, can help them take care of their sexual and reproductive health. A new national survey wants to know how parents around the country communicate with teenagers, about sex and contraception use.

You can participate in the survey here:
[ Surveymonkey.com Link ]
Talking about sex with teenagers can be an uncomfortable task but having

Talking to teens about sex and contraception

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An urgent message to Daniel Andrews and Matthew Guy.
The Australian Sex Party 06/28/2017
"Driven by our sharp decline in religiosity, we should expect to see our type of secularism become more robust and more determinedly belief-neutral." - Hugh Harris
Driven by our sharp decline in religiosity we should expect to see

Census surge heralds new secularist state

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John Adams
Ian Rutherford
Neil Churches
Tax exemptions for "Advancing Religion" privilege religious organisations over non-religious organisations.

It's time for religious organisations to pay their fair share of tax.
Tax exemptions for Advancing Religion privilege religious organisations over non
David Bayley
James Hopper
Paul Hadden
It’s time to take religion out of politics. It’s time to end the unjustified privilege.
The Australian Sex Party 06/27/2017
Megan Mercer
Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen and criticism is mounting.
Launched a year ago Philippine President Rodrigo Dutertes brutal war on drugs

One year on from the launch of the War on drugs

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Philip Ronald Wilson
Gerald Croll
Angel Charlie
For the first time in Australia’s history the number of people who claim “no religion” outnumber Catholics.

Data from the 2016 Census shows Australia is becoming less religious.
For the first time in Australias history the number of people who

Australians a nation of non-believers

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Chris ODonnell
Craig Flanigan
Heather Ettles
Advocates of assisted dying are prepared for scaremongering from opponents.

Rodney Syme says opponents always scaremonger, whipping up fear based on little evidence to frighten people that safeguards will never be good enough, that vulnerable people will feel pressured into taking their lives.
Advocates of assisted dying are prepared for scaremongering from opponents

Church and states braced for biggest battle on euthanasia

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Sean Normoyle
Emma Waye
Maurice Maurice
Ahead of a summit of the Five Eyes, the intelligence alliance it operates under with the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, the Australian government is pushing for weaker encryption from the world's biggest technology companies to help combat terrorism.
Ahead of a summit of the Five Eyes the intelligence alliance it

Australia pushes for weaker encryption at 'Five Eyes' meeting

cnet.co
David Taylor
Michael Scerba
Lee Butler
While politicians indulge in petty rivalries and play their factional games real Australians are denied access to a tradition that a majority support equal access to.
Is it any wonder Australians are fed up with politics?

It's time for a free vote in the parliament on Marriage Equality.
While politicians indulge in petty rivalries and play their factional games real

Abbott lashes out at Pyne over leadership, gay marriage comments

ab.co
Tom Cleary
Mark Dawson
Rick Morgans
1861 was a long time ago – 156 years. It saw the start of the American civil war and the death of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, who in that year gave her assent to the Offences Against the Person Act, which criminalised the practice of abortion and imposed harsh penalties for anyone convicted.

These laws live on in Queensland and New South Wales today.
1861 was a long time ago 156 years It saw the start

A health issue, not a crime: it's time to scrap outdated abortion laws | Caroline de Costa, Heather Douglas

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Sunny Day ☀
Sweepin' the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street ❤
Sunny Day Sweepin the clouds away On my way to where the
Nick Tewson
Amy Lock
Opponents of marriage equality have regularly claimed that LGBT Australians feature no legal discrimination and current laws provide adequate protections.

But lived experiences like Geoff Richards' show otherwise.

‘Bleed Them Dry Until They Die’ airs on 4 Corners tonight on ABC television at 8:30pm.
Opponents of marriage equality have regularly claimed that LGBT Australians feature no

4 Corners and Fairfax investigation alleges retirement home rip-offs

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Mark Joseph Williams
"People know when the law has become an ass."

Michael Short writes, "Most people want politicians to get on with the job they were elected to do."

He highlights four issues on which the law has to change:
1. Marriage Equality
2. Mandatory offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees.
3. Assisted Dying
4. Medically Supervised Injecting Centre trial in North Richmond.
"People know when the law has become an ass"

Four laws that have to change. Immediately

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George Baumann
Lorraine N Julie
Marek Mrozkiewicz
Kudos to Malta for showing leadership on Marriage Equality, while Malcolm Turnbull cowers in fear of his backbench.
Kudos to Malta for showing leadership on Marriage Equality while Malcolm Turnbull

Malta’s president pledges to push marriage equality through quickly

pinknews.co.uk
Jackson Hoju
Robert Williams
Rick Morgans
Pill testing overseas has saved lives. It can do the same here.
Pill testing overseas has saved lives It can do the same here
Chris Colyer
Chris Duffy
Clyde James Roberts
"Positioning the porn industry as an all-powerful force that’s here to wreak havoc on our sex lives is a distraction.

In a culture where open discussion of sex is taboo and the adult industry is heavily stigmatized, it’s perhaps not surprising that many people think of porn as a highly addictive, transformative substance. But the evidence doesn’t back that assumption up."
Positioning the porn industry as an allpowerful force thats here to wreak

Opinion | What Americans Get Wrong About Porn

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Clyde James Roberts