Submission to Upper Hutt City Council dated 8 December 2008
The Society strongly opposed the Prostitution Reform Bill when it came before the Justice and Electoral Select Committee following its first reading in parliament in October 2000. It made both written and oral submissions to the committee and was one of the leading opponents of the bill. The Prostitution Reform Act 2005 (PRA) was passed by parliament on 26 June 2003 by a majority of only one vote (there was one abstention).
A number of Society executive members addressed the Upper Hutt City Council when it first embarked on a consultation process that led to the current bylaws governing the operation of brothels in the district. The Society strongly supported Mayor Wayne Guppy JP and his councillors who worked towards restrictions being imposed to limit the operation of brothels within the CBD and residential areas. [Read more...]