Legalise It – Cannabis

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15 03, 2019

Legalise It – Cannabis

By Jarryd Bartle, Policy and Campaigns Advisor The election of Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand’s Prime Minister, has brought with it a ray of hope for marijuana enthusiasts in the country, with the New Zealand PM hinting at a likely referendum on the issue of cannabis legalisation in 2020. As a close neighbour with similar [...]

15 03, 2019

Blockchain Part 2

By Nathan Smale Firstly, you probably don’t need your own token regardless of what your mate at the BBQ on the weekend told you. For a cryptocurrency to really work, you need global adoption which is why single brand cryptocurrencies or single use cryptocurrencies are difficult to establish. So start by adopting some cryptocurrency into [...]

26 09, 2018

Mainstreaming the Sex Industry

By Robbie Swan Queen’s Birthday Awards aren’t handed out lightly. Generally they go to academics, do-gooders, big business types, socialites and those who have done good things for the polite society.  The idea of someone from the sex industry getting one of these awards would have been unthinkable even a few years ago. However that’s [...]

26 09, 2018

How the Media Silenced Strippers

Opinion Piece By Reese Piper Google Stacey Tierney and you’ll find her lying near a pool in an orange bikini, dancing in a nightclub wearing a skintight Halloween outfit, walking towards the beach, looking back at you, smiling sexily. As you scroll through the various articles about her you might wonder how she died, but more [...]

26 09, 2018

A Note from the General Manager

By Rachel Payne A win for the industry is a win for your business One of the fundamental reasons adults-only businesses support Eros Association is to continue to fight against discrimination and ensure that the voice of the industry is heard. Over the last twelve months much of the focus has been on discrimination by [...]

26 09, 2018

New Internet Censorship Laws

By Robbie Swan It’s been 11 years since John Howard’s government created the Online Content Services Act that provided fines of $250,000 and 10 years in the slammer for Australian Internet Service Providers (ISP) who published adult content. Those fines and jail sentences also applied to anyone with ‘an Australian connection’ who could reasonably have [...]

26 09, 2018

Consent and Culpability

By Jarryd Bartle, Campaigns and Policy Advisor, Eros Association The worldwide #MeToo movement has brought with it a new platform to discuss the intricacies of human relationships and sexual consent. Key to these discussions is an understanding of when and how the criminal law recognises formal consent to sexual acts. However, a far more surprising [...]

26 09, 2018

Sextech and Hackathons

By Rachel Payne SEXTECH. What is it? How is it created? And who is involved? These were some of the first questions that I had when I initially heard of this new term. Are we simply in the realm of yet another buzzword or is this actually a movement - something I should be paying [...]

26 09, 2018

The Surprising History of Sex Dolls

By Miss Smut Buttons Sex Dolls, or Love Dolls as many current day owners prefer, encompass a wide range of sex toys and masturbation aids. Ranging from inflatables and body pillows, to hand crafted full scale silicone replicas, to products that are literally just the ‘fun bits’ of the human body. Sex Dolls cut to [...]

26 09, 2018

Legalising Cannabis in Australia

Nicole Lee, Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University and Jarryd Bartle, Policy and Campaigns Adviser, Eros Association. Greens leader Richard Di Natale wants Australia to legalise cannabis for personal use, regulated by a federal agency. This proposal is for legalisation of recreational use for relaxation and pleasure, not to treat a medical [...]

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