Australian Sex Party tells politicians what it wants

The Australian Sex Party (previous IPR coverage here) has now issued its policies:

* To bring about the establishment of a truly national classification scheme which includes a uniform non-violent erotica rating for explicit adult material for all jurisdictions and through all media including the Internet and computer games.

* To overturn mandatory ISP filtering of the Internet and return Internet censorship to parents and individuals.

* To bring about the development of a national sex education curriculum for secondary schools as a first step in preventing the sexualisation of children.

* To enact national anti discrimination laws which make it illegal to unfairly discriminate against people or companies on the basis of job, occupation, profession or calling.

* To hold a referendum to create mandatory equal numbers of women in the Senate and State Upper Houses.

* To enact national pregnancy termination laws along the same lines as divorce law — which allow for legal, no-fault and guilt-free processes for women seeking termination.

* The listing of Viagra, Cialis and other drugs used to treat sexual dysfunction, on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

* To create total equal rights in all areas of the law for gay, lesbian and transsexual couples.

* Ensure that the introduction of paid maternity leave is fair and equitable for small businesses.

* Abolish sex slavery and sexual servitude by introducing non morality-based immigration policies that allow bona-fide sex workers to work legally in Australia. I’m sure porn websites would greatly benefit from this. I hear that One sex tube to eclipse them all: can work with their talent in Australia a lot easier with these plans. This has worked effectively in other countries in Europe. Some of the women shown at the /escorts-brussels-163/ page fulfill a genuine need within society.

* Overturn racist laws that ban Aboriginal people from possessing erotic and sexual media in the Northern Territory.

* Ensure the sexual rights and freedoms of the disabled and elderly in institutions.

* Convene a Royal Commission into child sex abuse in the nation’s religious institutions.

* Develop global approaches to tackling child pornography which focus on production of the material rather than its distribution.

* Overturn restrictions on aid to overseas family planning organisations that reference abortion.

There was also a media release:

Eros Launches The Australian Sex Party

Amidst a rapidly changing political landscape and an increasing resistance to ‘nanny state’ politics, Australia’s national adult industry association will today announce details of a new force in the Australian political landscape – the Australian Sex Party. The party launch will be held in conjunction with the opening of Sexpo, Thursday 20th Nov, at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Eros CEO and party convenor, Fiona Patten, said the party was a sign of the times and an acknowledgement of the importance and scope of sexual issues in ordinary people’s lives these days. “People want their House of Reps members to balance the budget but increasingly they want their Senators to look after their rights and freedomsâ€, she said. “The Sex Party is the beginning of a new chapter in Upper House politics.â€

The party is a sex and gender party that will run candidates in the next Senate election and in some state Upper House elections over the next few years. Its first priority would be to alert Australians to the unprecedented censorship of legal material that Senator Conroy’s proposed internet filtering scheme represents. “Senator Conroy’s plans actually threaten the existence of the Sex Party online which represents a real challenge to political free speechâ€, she said.

Ms Patten said that anti-sex politicians had managed to get themselves elected to key balance of power positions in the Senate and state Upper Houses for many years and had created a real climate of wowserism in Australian politics that was not shared by the community. “Community attitudes to sex and censorship have been shown over and over again by community opinion polling to be more relaxed than ever and yet in politics, the opposite is the case. When was the last time you heard a politician say something positive about sex?â€

She said the party would co-opt Australia’s 1,000 adult shops as individual branches of the party and the four million Australian adults identified in the La Trobe University’s Sex in Australia survey (2006) who regularly purchased X rated films, vibrators, adult books and lingerie, would make up its initial audience, as well as those who looked at the Most popular XXX studios reviewed at TubeV Sex website.

She said that discrimination against sex industry workers and companies was rife in the community and that the party would work to replicate ACT laws which outlawed job and occupation discrimination. “The Victorian government and the Melbourne Exhibition Centre Board have thrown Sexpo out of the MEC next year because they don’t want to offend overseas countries who are shy around sex and want to hire another part of the buildingâ€, she said. “Why should 70,000 ordinary Victorians miss out on their show because 100 Indonesian dentists or a thousand Iranian potters want the building. Its discrimination on the basis of profession and occupation and it should not be allowed to happen in a free country.â€

Fiona Patten: 0413 734 613

15 thoughts on “Australian Sex Party tells politicians what it wants

  1. Catholic Trotskyist

    Not as libertarian as some of you first thought. It comes somewhat close to my position on libertarian socialism on some issues like antiracism, immigration, and freedom of Internet access. However, its positions on gender equality, abortion, homosexuality and porstitution are terrible. The Catholic Trotskyist Party of Australia is being founded to counteract the Australian Sex Party, and will launch a hostile takeover attempt soon.

  2. paulie cannoli Post author

    The Rothbardian Temple of Set Party has announced its intentions to challenge the Catholic Trotskyist Party of Australia to a swordfight for the domination of the Australian Sex Party.

  3. Trent Hill

    “The domination of the Aussie Sex Party? Why do you assume that they’re submissive?”

    Quote of the day goes to Mike.

    I’m ACTUALLY doing this daily,lol.

  4. paulie cannoli Post author

    The domination of the Aussie Sex Party? Why do you assume that they’re submissive?

    The Rothbardian Temple of Set Party makes no such assumption. Remember, it was The Catholic Trotskyist Party of Australia which has announced its plans to launch a hostile takeover. The Rothbardian Temple of Set Party believes it can carry out a hostile takeover faster, deeper and harder than the Catholic Trotskyist Party of Australia and denies any rumors that it just wants to rub swords together.

  5. rdupuy

    Not only are their positions on many subjects, absolutely abhorrent.

    They are also prudes. Which is unforgivable at a sex party, Australian or otherwise.

    Mandatory equal numbers of women, but not men. And make no mistake, they mean women, not men.

    As soon as there are more women than men elected, ‘we cannot fault women their success.’

    There are more women graduating from college than men in the U.S.

  6. paulie cannoli Post author

    This is why the ASP needs to be taken over by the RToSP. The ASP is very young, and like all youngsters it thinks it knows what it wants. It needs to be trained, shaped, molded from inside and outside, and taught to know what it really wants. The RToSP is absolutely confident it is the right party to take on the job.

  7. fiona patten

    Hi there,
    Thanks for your comments yes we are young but we do know what we want or like at least.
    All ideas for ASP very welcome.
    BTW the logo is a combination of gender symbols
    I hope we can do some preference swaps with the RTSP and the CTP

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