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MP talks about arrest

During Parliamentary debate on the Prostitution Reform Bill in February 2001, Labour MP Georgina Beyer talked about being picked up by the police when she was a transgender sex worker in Wellington. Beyer used her own experience to highlight the risks for sex workers when soliciting was illegal. She stressed the need for sex workers to receive protection from the police rather than be subjected to harassment.

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Jan Jordan, 'Sex work - 20th-century sex work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/29373/mp-talks-about-arrest (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Jan Jordan, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 31 May 2018