The ‘Australian Sex Party’ Banned!

The ‘Australian Sex Party’ political group, a tiny party who are well know in the country for their rather rude name and their naughty election day antics have been registered, after the nations political watchdog decided that it didn’t have enough activists.

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Under Australian law, to be a political party, you must have an elected representative in federal parliament, or 500 activists. It has been decided that the ‘Sex Party’ don’t fit that criteria.

A Vigorous Appeal

Robbie Swan, who is the co-founder, released a statement that the party would “Vigorously” appeal the decision, which was handed down by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)

He rejected the claim that the party had fallen below the 500 activist mark. Instead he stated that the party is made up of young people who move around a lot, don’t have home phone numbers, and who are much more transient than normal party members.

“They are gaming the system against minor parties,” he said on the group’s website.

Hands up who believes him?

The Australian Sex Party were formed in 2009, and apparently has its roots in the adult industry lobby group ‘The Eros Foundation’.

For such a small party, they have certainly made a name for themselves in the Sydney and Melbourne areas. They have a noticeable presence at polling stations, which in fact rivals that of the major parties.

man in suit puts ballot in clear ballot box

The activists will also wear ‘amusing’ T-shirts with slogans such as “The Australian Sex Party: where you come first” and “we’re Serious About Sex”

They are also known for following people around for miles in an attempt to secure their vote.

It has to be said, if they did that to me, I would end up sending them to hospital, not the polling station.

As a result of the ruling, the ‘Sex Party’ will still be able to field candidates, but are unable to put their name on the ballot paper, or receive federal funding available to real, registered parties.

One suspects they have fallen foul of the electoral commission due to being so well known.

A Bad Thing?

I have to say, I’m not sure whether I have any sympathy for these guys. Call me a miserable swine, but they just seem like royal pains in the asses. I wouldn’t mind if they turned up at the polling station half naked, but this crew just seem to rock up in annoying T-shirts and following people round getting on their nerves. They really seem no great loss!

Then again, if they do start wearing skimpy gear, they might get noticed even more, and actually become popular.

And of course, if they need a campaign co-ordinator, I am here to offer my services.

Hurrah for democracy!

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Martin Ward

Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.
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