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A legal sex trade: community will pay the price

SA Councillors Todd Hacking, Lucas Jones and Kevin Knight have spoken out against Steph Key’s disastrous bill to legalise all forms of prostitution (“Council’s Bill fear”, Leader Messenger, 15/8/12, p 16).

The biggest headache for councils would be that home brothels could operate next to young families in residential areas without needing any council permission and there would be nothing councils could do about it.  Children could be present in these home brothels while their mums “service” customers – there is nothing in Steph Key’s Sex Work Reform Bill to prevent it.

Street prostitution would be legal too.

In New Zealand, the street sex trade is enjoying unrestricted use of public space. Auckland Mayor says:

When the Prostitution Reform Act legalised the industry in 2003, there was probably a natural assumption that it would become more professional, respectable and discreet; that it would go indoors.

Nobody could have predicted that the street sector would grow.

Problems abound. The downstream effects of street prostitution are so wide that police, health and social services are not able to cope.

Here’s how you can Say NO to legal brothels in SA and reject the Sex Work Reform Bill.


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This entry was posted on August 17, 2012 by in Events/campaigns, Government & society and tagged , , , .

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