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Georgina Beyer

Georgina Beyer - significant legislation

In this podcast Georgina Beyer reflects on some of the significant legislation passed during her time in Parliament: the Prostitution Reform Act (2003), Civil Unions Act (2004) and the Foreshore and Seabed Act (2004). Georgina has also recorded a life history and interviews about venues and personalities and memorable moments. To hear a recording of Georgina confronting Destiny Church followers in 2004 click here.

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"In the mid to late 1970s through to the early 1980s prostitution was part of how I earnt my income, amongst other things. Prostitution in those days was a dangerous game, mainly practiced of course by women working out of massage parlors, as they were called. There weren’t very many girls that plied their trade on the street. That was normally the preserve of the drag queen scene, the streetwalker scene. Occasionally there were some straight girls that would be around there, and of course the ship girls, and that could either be straight girls or queens, actually, who... read full transcript

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Record date:27th January 2013
Interviewer:Gareth Watkins