"For more than 40 years, the push to legalise or decriminalise everything from adult shops to strip clubs, escort agencies, pornography and the mail-order bride industry has been presented as a defence of liberty and free speech. But have we become enslaved by a new, largely unregulated multi-billion-dollar global market that is born in poverty and deals in misery? Countless numbers of women and children are traded and enslaved every year for the sex trade, while the internet has pervasively changed the way pornography is delivered and sexuality is imagined in the 21st century."
Sheila Jeffreys Feminist scholar and political activist Associate professor of political science at the University of Melbourne
Robbie Swan Founder of the Eros Association Public Officer of The Australian Sex Party