Posts Tagged ‘Legalise Prostitution’

Fiji – Religious leaders disagree on call to legalise prostitution Comments 0

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Two senior ministers in Fiji’s Methodist Church have different views about a suggestion that the government  legalise prostitution. Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu, the incoming president of the Church, is opposed to any move to legalise prostitution while Reverend Tevita Nawadra, who replaces him as general secretary, says he is in favour “Personally and, I think, the position Read more

Residents fighting to rid their streets of prostitutes are hoping in new report Comments 0

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

A report has been written which is aimed at putting pressure on the Government to allow Auckland Council to outlaw sex workers from certain areas. It includes personal accounts from business owners and residents highlighting the challenges they face from prostitution in their suburbs, including turf wars between prostitutes and business owners. The book sets Read more

Parliament to consider change to street prostitution laws Comments 0

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A bill that will change street prostitution laws to allow Auckland Council to ban street prostitution in specific places is to be considered by the local government select committee. Other city councils including Christchurch are expected to show interest and may seek to have the same powers applied generally. An earlier 2005 bill, relating to Read more

Call to legalise prostitution in Guam Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The Director of Public Health in Guam has called for prostitution to be legalised for public health reasons.

The legislature is currently discussing a bill aimed at distinguishing between genuine massage parlours from other businesses offering illegal services.

James Gillan told senators his call is not an endorsement of prostitution.

He told Radio Australia brothels have slipped under the radar, because many named themselves therapeutic masseuses.

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