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Gender and Sexuality

Motion: Blood Donor Restrictions

July 01, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:01): I move: That this council— 1. Notes that since 1996 South Australia has had a deferral period for gay and bisexual men looking to be donors of whole blood, meaning they cannot donate blood unless it has been 12...

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New Bid to repeal SA's archaic Sex Work Offences

June 18, 2020

Greens MLC Tammy Franks has today launched legislation that would repeal the current criminal offences relating to sex work from South Australian statutes. These current criminal laws and maximum penalties are: Keeping a bawdy house = 2 years imprisonment Permitting premises to be frequented...

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Motion: Gay Panic Provocation Defence for Murder

June 03, 2020

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.A. Franks. That this council— 1. Notes that— (a) South Australia once led the nation on the decriminalisation of homosexuality after Dr George Duncan was murdered in the River Torrens because he was gay; (b) South Australia now lags...

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Hateful 'Gay Panic' murder defence must finally go

May 13, 2020

Nearly 50 years ago, Dr George Duncan was thrown in Adelaide’s River Torrens because he was gay and he drowned. His killers were never brought to justice. In the years following, the South Australian parliament proudly led the nation on the decriminalisation of homosexuality...

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Motion: Gay Panic Provocation Defence for Murder 2

May 13, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:36): I move: That this council— 1. Notes that— (a) South Australia once led the nation on the decriminalisation of homosexuality after Dr George Duncan was murdered in the River Torrens because he was gay; (b) South Australia now lags...

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Sex Worker And Cross-Party Support For Bill

June 05, 2019

A joint press conference of cross-party MPs (Greens, Labor, and Liberal) and representatives of sex worker organisations – SIN (Kat Morrison, General Manager) and Scarlet Alliance (Jules Kim, CEO) – will be held in the Old Parliament foyer at 11.30am today. This is in...

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