Member’s Bill to Ban Street Prostitution
Asenati Lole-Taylor MP
20 February 2013
Bill to Ban Street Prostitution
New Zealand First
has submitted a Member’s Bill into the ballot that if
passed into law would make street prostitution illegal,
effectively restricting prostitution to brothels.
Policy spokesperson Asenati Lole-Taylor says the
Prostitution Reform (Control of Street Prostitution)
Amendment Bill comes at a time when offensive and criminal
behaviour by street walkers and their pimps is turning some
city suburbs into sleazy red light districts.
been a raft of failed Bills treating street prostitution as
some sort of genteel occupation instead of acknowledging
that it is a conduit for serious anti-social behaviour and
“Our Member’s Bill would make it
easy for the police to take enforcement action to rid New
Zealand of street prostitution and allow people to again
feel safe in their neighbourhoods.
“Police are hamstrung
by current laws which only allows for them to arrest street
walkers and pimps for offensive behaviour.
Member’s Bill sends a strong message to the prostitution
industry that New Zealanders have had enough of street
prostitution and all the damage it causes,” says Mrs
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