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News.co.nz – 3,611 people have signed a petition calling for a ban on massage parlours in New Zealand.
The petition has gathered more than 7,500 signatures in two days and is now on its way to the Prime Minister’s office for review.
Its signatories include women and women’s groups, health groups, lawyers, politicians and artists.
The petition is being supported by the National Party.
The Prime Minister said the petition would be considered if it was presented to the Government.
“I think it’s a very interesting and well-founded cause and I think it could make a difference,” he said.
Mr Morrison said he had consulted with the Attorney-General’s Department on the issue.
“We have been considering it and I will look into it if it comes to that.”
I am not interested in putting people’s safety at risk.
“He said the ban was not an attempt to control the massage parls, but to ensure people were safe and respected.”
There are some concerns about the quality of the massage,” he told 3AW.
The Government will now consider the petition.
A spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Department said she had not yet received the petition, but would review it.
If the petition was upheld, she said, a ban would not be imposed.
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