Decriminalisation of Prostitution in New Zealand, 1987-2003 : A Selected Annotated Bibliography
The Prostitution Reform Act 2003, which was passed in June 2003, decriminalised prostitution in New Zealand. The decriminalisation of prostitution was a highly controversial step that generated a lot of community debate and was passed with only a single vote majority in Parliament. The purpose of this bibliography is to assist people who are interested in the reasons that prostitution was decriminalised in New Zealand to obtain relevant material. This bibliography provides citations and annotations to significant print items that deal with prostitution and its legal status in New Zealand for the period from 1987 to the end of June 2003. Items have been annotated to assist users to decide whether to obtain the items themselves. The items have been ordered chronologically and have been subject indexed to assist users who wish to follow some of the themes and arguments about the decriminalisation of prostitution. People and source indexes have also been provided to facilitate access to the items.