Sex Party member, Rory Killen has nominated to run for the office of Brisbane Lord Mayor. We are very proud and excited to support him in this endeavor. Below is Rory's statement outlining why he decided to run and some of the issues he will be pushing for.
"Brisbane’s musicians have worked hard to create an international reputation for new and exciting work. The city has not supported this.
As Lord Mayor I’ll foster independent music by protecting venues from burdensome zoning requirements, connecting the city’s entertainment precincts with improved late night transport, and restore Brisbane’s reputation as the City of House Parties with reduced noise restrictions in the inner city.”
Sexual politics put a black mark on Brisbane’s reputation with the recent Adshel fiasco, during which the Australian Christian Lobby launched a homophobic attack on safe-sex advertising. “Safer sex campaigners deserve material support from council. I’m ready to provide as many bus shelters, billboards or public spaces as necessary to ensure the great work of sexual health campaigners can continue.
I’ll further enhance public health by establishing and funding a safe injecting facility in the Valley – protecting both users and the wider community. I’ll work with state government to ensure harm minimisation and public health forms the corner stone of drug policy in Brisbane.
I’m excited to offer Brisbane a Sex Party choice for Lord Mayor – a real alternative for an open minded and modern Brisbane."