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Story Of The Week: Prostitution Law Reform

Story Of The Week – Week Ending Friday, 27 June 2003

Prostitution Law Reform

Sludge Report: Conscience Career Moves?

- Listener Political Editor Jane Clifton this afternoon on 95BFm essentially confirmed observations made by Judith Collins MP concerning Prime Ministerial pressure and influence over Ashraf Choudry MP – NZ's first Muslim MP – and Winnie Laban MP , a Pacific Islander and Christian – on the Prostitution Reform Bill. See... Sludge #153 - Was Ashraf Pushed Or Did He Fall [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00199.htm


Hard News: Drama And Democracy

- We should have more conscience votes. The perception that our elected representatives were actually testing their own beliefs last night - and that the outcome was not the usual foregone conclusion - was bracing. See... Hard News 26/06/03 - New Day [1]


[1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post508


Prostitution Bill Passes By Thinnest Majority

- Parliament last night passed law changes after MP’s used their conscience to vote 60-59 in favour of decriminalising prostitution. See... Prostitution Bill passes by one vote [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00192.htm


FULL COVERAGE OF REACTION TO THE BILL PASSING:

- Judith Collins MP - Clark strong arms MPs over prostitution law [1] - United Future - The aftermath of the Prostitution Reform Bill [2] - Tim Barnett MP - A Great Win For A Fair Society! [3] - NZUSA - Students applaud prostitution law reform [4] - NZ First - Social Engineers - Economic Mismanagers! [5] - Green - One giant leap forward for New Zealand [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00488.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00496.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00494.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00168.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00486.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00483.htm


Hard News Analysis Of Prostitution Reform(**MUST READ**)

- Sometimes, it takes a showdown to make us think about an issue - and this certainly appears to be one of those time. As the vote behind Tim Barnett's Prostitution reform Bill teeters, suddenly we're having the debate. See... Hard News 25/06/03: The Late Debate [1]


[1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post505


PRE VOTE EARLIER DEBATE:

– Russell Brown's Hard News - Hard News 24/06/03 - Moral Imperatives [1] . - Maxim Institute Backgrounder - Brothel bill "pill" will have nasty side-effects [2] - New Zealand First - Prostitution Bill : Firmly Against [3] - YWCA - Should all women be entitled to human rights? [4] - CTU - Sex Workers Need Protection Under the Law [5] - Humanitas Fellowship - On NZ Prostitution Bill [6] - Tim Barnett MP - Proposer Of The Bill - Prostitution Bill "win-win" for Parliament [7] - SPCS - Paroled Rapists And Prostitution Reform [8] - National Council of Women - Unflinching Support for Prostitution Reform Bill [9] - Jim Anderton - Church leaders’ contribution important [10] - Green Party - Bradford urges courage in face of 'moral minority' [11] - Church Leaders - Bishops & Church Leaders Letter To MPs [12] - Federation of Graduate Women - Prostitution Reform Bill "Victorian" - United Future - Baldock: Barnett Can't Have It Both Ways [13] - Young Lab. - Vulnerable Young People Over Church Leaders [14] – ACT - Prostitution Bill Flawed [15]


[1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post499
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00162.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00448.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00159.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00153.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00156.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00433.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00147.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00144.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00417.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00431.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00142.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00416.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00132.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00411.htm

SOTW - BACKGROUND & RESEARCH LINKS
Sludge Report #87 – Human Rights And Selling Sex
Scoop Archives: Legal Issues --> "Prostitution" –Feb-June 2003
Parliament Wire --> "Prostitution" –Feb-June 2003
Scoop Via Google: "Prostitution Law Reform"
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