The NSW “Equality” Bill decriminalises and privileges prostitution and endangers women.
The bill seeks to liberalise the practice and solicitation of prostitution in NSW by removing offences from the Summary Offences Act 1988 and privileging prostitution by making “sex worker” a protected attribute under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
Privileging prostitution in NSW will undermine the health and wellbeing of vulnerable women and will potentially expose children to prostitution and associated illicit acts taking place in the community.
This bill does this by:
These changes will not benefit vulnerable women or children in our community.
Normalising prostitution will only spread misery and distress in NSW.
The bill should be rejected in its entirety.