An internationally & locally supported bill to decriminalise sex work in South Australia was introduced to the Legislative Council by Greens SA Member Tammy Franks MLC. The bill passed the Legislative Council with amendments on the 20th June 2019 with 13 votes for to 6 votes against. Here is how each Member of the Legislative Council voted in 2019 –
After passing the Legislative Council the bill moved to the House of Assembly where it was co-sponsored by Attorney-General Vickie Chapman MP and Labor MP for Reynell Katrine Hildyard. The bill was voted down at the second reading vote on the 13th of November 2019. This meant that Members voting against the bill declined the opportunity to debate internationally & locally support reform and they declined the opportunity to introduce amendments to the bill too. Most disappointingly there were a number of Members that refused to meet with SIDAC, SIN, or constituents who are sex workers or allies. Here is how each Member voted at the second reading with the names of any MPs that refused to speak to advocates highlighted.
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