Australian Sex Party soon to be introduced to Oz politics

November 17th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Nov 17 (ANI): A political party called Australian Sex Party is all set to be launched on November 20th at Melbourne Sexpo in Australia.

The political party, which follows sensible policies, with a strong desire to make sexuality and discussions about it less touchy subjects, chose the name as it stands out from the traditional ballot paper line-up.

Australian Sex Partys slogan is we”re serious about sex, and its convenor Fiona Patten, who is also the chief executive of the Eros Association, is confident it will gain the 500 members required to register and contest state Upper House and Senate seats.

Patten also revealed that she and others were concerned about the Government’’s proposed Internet filter, which is being tested over summer on about 10,000 sites to block unwanted content.

This really came out of 20 years of lobbying on sex and censorship and then… the latest being the compulsory Internet filter, which will … prohibit and blacklist adult material that is currently legal in magazines, books and film, quoted her as saying.

When we started talking about the Australian Sex Party, we realised that sex is a lot broader than just censorship and a lot of the policies are a lot broader, she said.

The party also has a list of policies, which will be announced at the launch, and included in it is a national sex education school curriculum.

With the internet and the fear that children are being sexualised at an early age, the first key action on that will be sex education, Patten said.

Other countries such as the UK are introducing a national curriculum and we think we should follow that, she stated.

Regarding the party’’s provocative and potentially alienating name, Patten revealed that it was a decision the group wrestled with.

We felt that - sex in a crowded room - now we”ve got your attention. It’’s half the problem with politicians, because they still giggle when they say the word sex, and that’’s why we have such idiotic policies at state and federal levels, she said.

Let’’s try and own that word on most government forms, she added. (ANI)

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