Wednesday, September 07, 2011

More good news on Auckland prostitution ban

While I was doing the maths on the VSM bill, I noticed something: the select committee report on the Manukau City Council (Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill has been pushed back from this week to the dissolution of Parliament on October 20. It may be a procedural measure to smooth passage for Roy's bill, or it may be because the Committee genuinely can't be bothered spending time on a bill which everyone now acknowledges is going to be voted down. But either way, its not going to be voted on this term, and the delay will mean that it will be 2013 before Auckland's wowsers can try again. A small victory, but a victory all the same.