We speak to Lewis Todman from Socialist Alternative about an incident at the University of WA in which uni authorities tore down a poster advertising a meeting on the Gaza bombardment, plus another advertising a BBQ in support of Palestinians.
We speak with Jon Lawrence Executive Officer of Electronic Frontiers Australia about the Abbott government’s proposed fast tracking of a mandatory data retention scheme on the pretence of a ‘rising threat of home grown terrorism’. We also speak with him about proposed (and likely connected) “reforms” to the Copyright Act.
Advocates for the Nordic Model for sex work argue that this approach does not target sex workers themselves, only their clients. However, Jane Green and Cameron Cox dispute these claims and argue that it is decriminalisation that leads to the best outcomes for sex workers. Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlett Alliance. Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. You can find out more about the Scarlet Alliance here: http://scarletalliance.org.au/
Meghan Murphy is a prominent writer and on women’s rights and feminism, based in Vancouver. We caught up with her to get a perspective on the sex industry, it’s impact on women, and the Nordic Model.