Prostitution laws should be amended to keep brothels out of residential areas, say two-thirds of New Zealanders surveyed in a new poll. Residents were concerned that men looking for brothels mistakenly would visit nearby homes trying to find sex workers.
But the poll and its results have angered the national prostitutes collective, which says recriminalising the profession would be unrealistic and unsafe.
Out of 1000 people polled last month, 66 per cent thought the law should be amended to ban brothels in residential areas. Twenty-six per cent did not think the law should change, and 8 per cent were unsure.
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