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published by the NZ government on Friday:

Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel today welcomed a report which shows the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) 2003 has had a positive effect on the health and safety of sex workers and has not led to a predicted increase in their numbers.

Lianne Dalziel said the report shatters several myths with the following findings:

• Coercion is not widespread.

• Sex workers are more likely to be the victims of crime, rather than offenders.

• The links between crime and prostitution are tenuous and the report found no evidence of a specific link between them. The link between under-aged prostitutes and youth gangs is often a case of underage people hanging around with friends who happen to be in youth gangs.

• The reasons people joined and stayed in the sex industry are complex, however money was the main reason.

• Fewer than 17 per cent said they are working to support drug or alcohol use, although when broken down by sector street-based sex workers are more likely to report needing to pay for drugs or alcohol (45 per cent).

• The perceived scale of a 'problem' in a community can be directly linked to the amount and tone of media coverage it gets.

• Much of the reporting on the numbers of sex workers and underage involvement in prostitution has been exaggerated.

• There is no link in New Zealand between the sex industry and human trafficking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00449.htm

http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/act+helps+health+and+safety+sex+workers+report+says

http://justice.govt.nz/prostitution-law-review-committee/publications/plrc-report/index.html

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published by the NZ government on Friday:

Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel today welcomed a report which shows the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) 2003 has had a positive effect on the health and safety of sex workers and has not led to a predicted increase in their numbers.

Lianne Dalziel said the report shatters several myths with the following findings:

• Coercion is not widespread.

• Sex workers are more likely to be the victims of crime, rather than offenders.

• The links between crime and prostitution are tenuous and the report found no evidence of a specific link between them. The link between under-aged prostitutes and youth gangs is often a case of underage people hanging around with friends who happen to be in youth gangs.

• The reasons people joined and stayed in the sex industry are complex, however money was the main reason.

• Fewer than 17 per cent said they are working to support drug or alcohol use, although when broken down by sector street-based sex workers are more likely to report needing to pay for drugs or alcohol (45 per cent).

• The perceived scale of a 'problem' in a community can be directly linked to the amount and tone of media coverage it gets.

• Much of the reporting on the numbers of sex workers and underage involvement in prostitution has been exaggerated.

• There is no link in New Zealand between the sex industry and human trafficking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00449.htm

http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/act+helps+health+and+safety+sex+workers+report+says

http://justice.govt.nz/prostitution-law-review-committee/publications/plrc-report/index.html

Althoug the report is good, the findings etc

With regard to the 'bigger picture' I still have a problem with the following, highlighted below.

Now that I think about it, as long as the world does not wish to morally endorse or sanction prostitution, I think on a global level you will have things like crime, trafficking etc as it relates to prostituition.

As long as it is not in our country could be the modus operandi of politicians??

Executive Summary

Introduction

This report presents the Prostitution Law Review Committee’s (the Committee) review of the operation of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 (PRA) three to five years after the Act’s commencement, in June 2003.

The purpose of the PRA was to decriminalise prostitution (while not endorsing or morally sanctioning prostitution or its use...)

http://justice.govt.nz/prostitution-law-review-committee/publications/plrc-report/ex-summary.html

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published by the NZ government on Friday:

Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel today welcomed a report which shows the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) 2003 has had a positive effect on the health and safety of sex workers and has not led to a predicted increase in their numbers.

Lianne Dalziel said the report shatters several myths with the following findings:

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The coercion point is good. We need to argue that that proves that not all prostitution is as a result of violence. It is that root pointthat feminist politicians says gives them the right to legislate so as to outlaw the purchase of sex.

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Whatever proof or otherwise that prostitution does not increase sex trafficing, drug use or any of the so called evils that it purportedly attracts, will not make a jot of difference to this bloody minded Government. If they think 16 and 17 year old girls doing "Page3" is child abuse, then God forbid, there isn't a hope in hell of them not legislating to outlaw men buying sexual services. David Davis resigned to fight on the issue of this Governments wayward and cock eyed view of the world.

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published by the NZ government on Friday:

Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel today welcomed a report which shows the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) 2003 has had a positive effect on the health and safety of sex workers and has not led to a predicted increase in their numbers.

Lianne Dalziel said the report shatters several myths with the following findings:

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published by the NZ government on Friday:

Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel today welcomed a report which shows the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) 2003 has had a positive effect on the health and safety of sex workers and has not led to a predicted increase in their numbers.

Lianne Dalziel said the report shatters several myths with the following findings:

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