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Porn harm spurs 22,000 to sign petition for public inquiry

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition being presented to Parliament today calling for a public inquiry into pornography.

The conservative lobby group Family First is asking for an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography, and to make policy recommendations to Parliament.

Spokesman Bob McCoskrie says the petition has received 22,334 written signatures in two months and it will be presented to Parliament early this afternoon.

Labour MP Aupito William Sio, National MP Chester Borrows, New Zealand First MP Ria Bond, Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox and Green MP Jan Logie are expected to attended the presentation.

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