Prostitution degrades women by objectifying them as commodities for men’s sexual gratification. Internationally there has been significant improvements for women caught in prostitution through the implementation of the commonly called ‘Nordic Approach’, which criminalising the buyer of sex, not the provider, and provides viable pathways for those wishing to exit prostitution.

Would you support an inquiry into the suitability of the Nordic approach in Tasmania to help vulnerable women? 

Affilliation Candidate Answer
Independent Doug Chipman Yes 
Independent  Richard James I would support an inquiry on the basis it follows processes via Nordic approach.
Independent  Hans Willink I support an inquiry into the whole issue of prostitution in Tasmania, not just the Nordic model. I do not believe we have the settings right.
Liberal Party  James Walker

I am concerned by international trafficking of women and girls into prostitution and I find the involvement of organised crime deeply troubling. If elected I would be willing to further discuss alternative approaches including the Nordic Model, prior to supporting or opposing any inquiry.