NorMAC Submissions

Wherever possible NorMAC advocates on behalf of survivors and our members for legislation based on the Nordic model or for legislators to take into account the impact of legislation on persons in the sex trade.

Below are some of NorMAC’s recent submissions;

Inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia
On Wednesday, 15 February 2017 the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia. NorMAC Submission

New South Wales Legislative Council Select Committee on Human Trafficking:
This select committee was established on 9 November 2016 to inquire into and report on human trafficking in New South Wales. NorMAC Submission

Australian Federal Government Inquiry into Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality:
On 15 September 2016 the Australian Senate agreed to a reporting date of the 24 November 2016 for this inquiry into the role of gender inequality in all spheres of life in contributing to the prevalence of domestic violence and the role of gender stereotypes in contributing to cultural conditions which support domestic violence. NorMAC Submission

UK Parliament Home Affairs Committee Prostitution inquiry launched:
On 15 January 2016, the UK Parliaments Home Affairs Committee launched an inquiry into the way prostitution is treated in legislation. In particular, the inquiry assessed whether the balance in the burden of criminality should shift to those who pay for sex rather than those who sell it. NorMAC Submission

Australian Federal Government Inquiry into Surrogacy:
On 2 December 2015 the Attorney General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the regulatory and legislative aspects of international and domestic surrogacy arrangements. NorMAC Submission

Australian Federal Government Inquiry into Human Trafficking:
On 2 December 2015, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement initiated an inquiry into human trafficking. NorMAC Submission

New South Wales Legislative Assembly Select Committee on the Regulation of Brothels:
On 25 June 2015, A select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on the Regulation of Brothels, be appointed to inquire into and report on the regulation of brothels in New South Wales. NorMAC Submission