Brothel bylaw to be reviewed in Upper Hutt

NewsTalk ZB 27 March 2019
Family First Comment: “Upper Hutt City Council will review its brothel bylaw later this year. The bylaw restricts where brothels can operate and prohibits any from running in the central business district, residential areas and gang buildings. Brothels also can’t operate within 200 metres of a number of places, including schools, playcentres, and places of worships.”
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Bob McCoskrie discusses the issue with Newstalk ZB’s Heather du Plessis-Allan

The Prostitutes Collective wants the bylaw relaxed, but Family First’s Bob McCoskrie says the majority of the community don’t want them at all.

LISTEN AS BOB McCOSKRIE SPEAKS TO HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN
https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/wellington/wellington-mornings-with-heather-du-plessis-allan/audio/brothel-bylaw-to-be-reviewed-in-upper-hutt/

‘Draconian’ brothel bylaw could be putting Upper Hutt sex workers at risk
Stuff co.nz 26 March 2019 
A “draconian” bylaw in Upper Hutt is putting the safety of sex workers at risk, says Dame Catherine Healy.

The Prostitutes’ Collective national co-ordinator said Upper Hutt City Council’s “incredibly restrictive” Brothels Bylaw effectively locked brothels out of the city which was likely forcing sex workers to operate in illegal brothels.

People working under such circumstances were unlikely to voice their concerns if they were mistreated or threatened for fear of prosecution.
READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/111544301/draconian-brothel-bylaw-could-be-putting-upper-hutt-sex-workers-at-risk

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