Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A new Australian political party

Scary..Whether we want to be involved in politics or not - these guys having balance of power would be destructive to say the least

Sex industry is launching a new political party
By Laura Nowell
Sunday Mail (SA)
November 16, 2008 12:01am

AUSTRALIA'S sex industry is launching a new political party to counter the increasing influence of religious groups in politics and government.

The Australian Sex Party hopes to be up and running by Friday having secured 500 signatures and registration with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Party spokeswoman and CEO of the Eros Association Fiona Pattensaid the party planned to campaign on issues such as censorship, the federal Government's promised internet filter, health benefits for sex workers, gay marriage and paid maternity leave.

Ms Paten said the party hoped to win seats in state upper houses and the Senate using the slogan "We're SeriousAbout Sex".

"We're hoping for at least one Senate seat in the next federal election," she said. "We're concerned about Steve Fielding's power in the Senate - his conservative morals-based position . . . threatens our industry."

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