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Legal brothels are not the answer to the world’s oldest social problem
Monday, April 8, 2013


“We congratulate WA MP Nick Goiran for his common sense approach to the world’s oldest social problem: the exploitation of women in prostitution,” FamilyVoice WA state officer David Lowe said today.
 
“It is good to know that the Prostitution Bill that languished on the parliamentary notice paper last year may not be automatically reinstated.  That bill would have introduced more problems than it would have solved.”
 
David Lowe said that the eastern states – where various attempts have been made to regulate brothels – have shown that such “regulation” gives a green light to pimps, madams and organised crime.
 
“The only countries that have successfully removed the criminal element are Sweden and other Nordic nations,”  he said.  “An Independent UK journalist checked out the Nordic system: it protects women, and it works: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/why-the-games-up-for-swedens-sex-trade-8548854.html
 
“I commend Premier Barnett for his new-start attitude, and urge him to seriously investigate the Nordic approach,” David Lowe said.
 

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