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Election Survey - South Australia 2014 - Q5

Q5 - Prostitution

Problems with prostitution – including drug abuse, street and child prostitution – have escalated in other states following legalisation or decriminalisation. By contrast, the Nordic model of prostitution law which criminalises the purchase of sex, has been proven to protect sex workers from exploitation and reduce trafficking.

Would you support the adoption of the Nordic model of prostitution law that protects women from exploitation?

Party Reply Score

Labor Party                                                                                                    

The Labor Party received this survey in January but has declined to respond despite repeated requests.  Prostitution is a conscience issue for Labor MPs.  In the past, many Labor MPs have voted for legal brothels. 


Liberal Party                                                                                                    

The Liberal Party regards this as a matter for each member's conscience.  In response to the Statutes Amendment (Sex Work Reform) Bill 2012 the Liberal party determined that the Bill be a conscience vote for all Liberal party members. 

Family First Party                                                                                                    

Yes definitely.

SA Greens

The SA Greens received this survey in January but have declined to respond despite several requests.  In the past the SA Greens have supported legal brothels and legal procuring.


Dignity for Disability                                                                                               

Dignity For Disability sent 10 individual replies but no party reply.  Six candidates would definitely not support the Nordic model of prostitution law; two were unsure and two were unlikely to do so.


Nick Xenophon Team                                                                                                    

Nick Xenophon is not standing for election – he is a federal senator.  His SA upper house candidates John Darley and Connie Bonaros have not replied: John Darley has indicated his opposition to legal brothels in the past.


Authorised by: David Phillips, FamilyVoice Australia, 4th Floor, 68 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000


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