The law which makes it a crime to show a woman in a bikini has been dubbed the “Nude Law”.
Katrina Law has said the law is “a slap in the face” for women who have worn a bikini, and is “an example of the wrong way to go about things”.
The law states a woman can be fined up to $100 for a first offence and up to 15 years in prison for a second offence.
“It’s really bad, it’s really horrible, it doesn’t respect any woman and it’s an example of a woman being shamed,” Katrina Law said.
“They can’t be free to wear a bikini and have a career, to be honest.
It’s an absolute disgrace.”
The National Women’s Law Centre has condemned the law, saying it is discriminatory and is a “slap in the middle” of the law’s aim of helping women who want to leave the home.
“The NWSLC has called for a boycott of the Nude Law and its use as a pretext for criminalising all forms of expression that can be considered sexual in nature,” spokeswoman Andrea O’Sullivan said.
“The law is discriminatory, a step in the wrong direction and ignores the overwhelming body of research demonstrating the importance of free speech for all Australians.”
The NBS has also criticised the law.
“This law is deeply concerning and not consistent with the National Broadband Network’s aim to be inclusive and open to all Australians,” a spokeswoman said.
Topics:law-crime-and-justice,courts-and_trials,courtesy-law,courting,sexual-offences,sexuality,women,females,federal—state-issues,australia,melbourne-3000,vic source Fox News title Nude law’s bad news for women article Nude laws are being used by men to punish women for wearing swimwear and to punish those who don’t.
The National Broadcomnancy, which is behind the NBS, said the NBP and other NBP companies had been made aware of the “very negative comments” and were working with local police and prosecutors to prevent the laws from being used against them.
“We are deeply concerned that this new law could potentially cause serious harm to women and girls who choose to wear their natural bodies,” said National BroadComnancy chief executive Sue Gopnik.
“To the extent that the NBBT has been a beneficiary of the nude law, we will ensure that its benefits are not lost and that it does not lead to the misuse of this law for further harassment and discrimination.”
The new law makes it illegal to wear any “nude apparel” in public places, including a swimming pool or swimming pool areas.
It also applies to “naked or partially naked persons” in schools and on beaches.
It applies to all people aged 18 and over, including “people aged under 18”.
The NBP has called on the Australian Government to make it illegal for people to wear the swimwear, but said this would not be sufficient.
“These laws do not address the serious harm that they cause to women, girls and young women,” a spokesperson said.
“It would be far better for them to have legislation to address the harm that it causes to young people and their mothers, fathers, grandparents and other family members.”
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