Oxford Union debates prostitution

The Dom Post reports:

Twenty-five years after New Zealand’s anti-nuclear policy was debated at the prestigious Oxford Union, our prostitution laws are taking centre stage.

The Prostitutes Collective national co-ordinator, Catherine Healy, will enter the debating chamber in next week, to argue that prostitution should be legalised.

Squaring off against her will be a British policeman and a conservative American lobby group.

Incidentally, prostitution was legal in New Zealand before the Prostitution Law Reform Act was passed a few years ago. It was solicitation, not prostitution, that was illegal.

Prostitution is fully legal in only around two dozen countries – Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Lebanon, much of South America, and the eastern states of Australia.

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