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HistoryEdit

The Australian Sex Party is an Australian political party founded in 2009 in response to concerns over the influence of religion in politics. The party was born out of an adult-industry lobby group, the Eros Association.

StructureEdit

Its leader, Fiona Patten, is the association's CEO, while the party's registered officer, Robert Swan, is the association's media director.

IdeologyEdit

Patten describes the party as a "civil libertarian alternative". Patten is a veteran campaigner on issues such as censorship, equality and discrimination.

FutureEdit

Key PoliciesEdit

REGULATE AND TAX MARIJUANA Edit

It is now commonly accepted that “The War on Drugs” has failed. Marijuana is an enormous cash crop with profits going directly into the pockets of organized crime. Regulation of the distribution of marijuana (like alcohol) will get it off the street. The revenue from taxing it plus the savings on the costs of enforcement and jails is worth many billions of dollars. Read More >>

LEGALISE VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA Edit

The right to choose to die with dignity should be a basic human right. Over 82% of Australians agree that voluntary euthanasia should be legalised. Read More >>

MENTAL HEALTH Edit

The Australian Sex Party supports evidence-based models of mental health service delivery that integrate all levels of care. Our focus is on community development and long-term strategies to improve the standard of people living with mental health conditions.  Read More >>

MARRIAGE EQUALITY Edit

It is about time that Australia catches up with the rest of the world and allows  marriage equality. Read More >>

DECRIMINALISE PERSONAL DRUG USE Edit

Many Australians would have experimented with an illicit drug sometime in their lives. This shouldn’t be a crime nor should the personal possession of small amounts of drugs. Portugal has had a very successful history with a policy of decriminalisation which we should emulate. Read More >>

NO DATA RETENTION Edit

We oppose the mandatory retention of all Australian users’ internet browsing history and emails by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for at-will inspection by law enforcement agencies, and support strong judicial oversight over the ability of law enforcement to access individuals’ internet and email data. Read More >>

CHURCHES TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAX Edit

Church owned companies include some of the most well known brands in Australia including cereal manufacturers, insurance companies and publishers and yet they don’t pay income tax. A conservative estimate is that income tax exemptions alone to churches and religious organisations cost taxpayers nearly $ 20 billion a year. Add to that GST concessions, exemptions from capital gains tax (on property and share trading) and the Fringe Benefits Tax Exemption and the cost to tax payers is staggering. Read More >>

UNIFORM CENSORSHIP Edit

What adults are allowed to watch and read in Canberra is different to Melbourne and what they can buy in Sydney is different to what they can buy in Queensland. We believe there should be a national approach to censorship with the establishment of sensible national classification scheme made for the 21st century. Read More >>

ABORTION Edit

There should be national pregnancy termination laws along the same lines as divorce law which allow for legal, no-fault and guilt-free processes for women seeking an abortion. We need to take urgent action to stop this continuing to be a political football.Read More >>

A SECULAR EDUCATION SYSTEM Edit

The public education system should be secular in nature and not provide for any religious instruction whatsoever. We oppose the chaplaincy program and believe that the public system should remain free of religious interference. Read More >>

NATIONAL ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS Edit

It should be illegal to unfairly discriminate against people or companies on the basis of industry, job, occupation, profession or calling. Our policy is to enact national anti-discrimination laws which make it illegal to do so. Read More >>

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