Auckland's Sex Industry Avoids Clampdown
by Selwyn Manning
Auckland’s red light district pimps and
prostitutes have avoided a council clampdown on the sex
An Auckland City Council committee reviewed the
sex industry to see how and if regulations could be used to
control the red light districts.
A background report has
been issued to the Advocacy Committee, after it considered
changes to the Massage Parlous Act following complaints
about sex billboards and unlicensed premises.
Labour MP and committee chair, Richard Northey, says the
laws governing the sex industry are complex and
He says there's a fear that further
regulation will drive the oldest profession deeper
underground. And that, it is feared, will aid a rise in
crime and place sex workers in a state of
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