Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


More People Get Hurt with the Long Delays

Le’aufa’amulia Asenati
Lole-Taylor
Spokesperson for Social Policy/Welfare
May 21, 2014

More People Get Hurt with the Long Delays

New Zealand First is calling for the Government to get serious about street prostitution in response to worsening violence and abuse towards sex workers and the public.

“The Government has allowed the prostitution industry to follow the law of the jungle for far too long. Something has to be done now because prostitution-related crime is getting out of control,” says Spokesperson for Social Policy Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor.

“It is happening far too often with street sex workers being physically and sexually abused by disgruntled clients, gang members and others.

“They need protection, and should be provided with clear guidelines where they can carry out their business in registered facilities.

“One of the main shortcomings of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 was decriminalising prostitution without proper regulations in place to protect both sex workers and the wider community.

“Many of the people engaging in street-based prostitution are heavy drug and alcohol users. South Auckland and central Christchurch residents frequently face intimidating behaviour and harassment.

“New Zealand First’s Prostitution (Control of Street Prostitutes and Their Clients) Amendment Bill will address many of the problems of the Prostitution Reform Act by providing a safer environment for both prostitutes and residents.

“The Government must not ignore the serious social problems this is causing. Our New Zealand First bill will lead to safer streets,” says Mrs Lole-Taylor.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Urban Planning Report: Momentum Grows To Replace The RMA

A major new report from the Productivity Commission lays the foundation for action on the growing political consensus that the Resource Management Act and associated laws are failing both cities and the natural environment and need a complete rewrite.

Published this morning, the final “Better Urban Planning” report is the culmination of eight years of investigations ordered by the government into the causes of unaffordable housing and urban planning. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Labour/Greens Deal (And The NZDF)

If Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as happened yesterday. More>>

ALSO:

Until After The Election: Extension Of Report-Back Date For Havelock North Inquiry

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that the report-back date for the independent Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water has been extended at the request of the Inquiry’s Panel. More>>

ALSO:

Little Heading For Court: Apology Over Donation/Hotel Contract Claims Not Accepted

Today I want to publicly apologise unreservedly to Mr Hagaman for any hurt, embarrassment or adverse reflection on his reputation which may have resulted from my various media statements. I have offered that apology to the Hagamans. More>>

ALSO:

Biscuit Tin Of Democracy: World Heritage Site Protection, Ombudsman and Equal Pay Bills Drawn

On Thursday, 23 March 2017 three places are available on the Order Paper for the first reading of a Member’s bill. The ballot was held, and resulted in the following bills being drawn... More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Plan: NZ Needs More Science, More Trees, Fewer Beasts

A combination of technology breakthroughs, much more plantation forestry, and a big switch away from pastoral, particularly dairy farming, are identified as the key elements of any approach New Zealand takes to reducing its carbon emissions to a net zero level, according to a new report sponsored by the New Zealand chapter of GLOBE, a multi-party, global parliamentary grouping. More>>

ALSO:

"Backed To Win Seats": Labour Māori Seat MPs Won't Stand On List

The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

OutsKey: John Key's Valedictory Speech

I rise to address this House for the very last time. It has been a huge privilege to have served the people of Helensville as their member of Parliament, and, of course, the people of New Zealand as their Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Productivity Commission: New Models Of Tertiary Education Are Coming

The report is a broad-ranging inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to emerging trends in technology and the internationalisation of education, and changes in the structure of the population, and the skills needed in the economy and society... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news