Taking a stand on sex in La Trobe
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Thursday, 05 August 2010 18:52
A CONTROVERSIAL new party advocating relaxed censorship laws hopes to win favour with La Trobe voters.
Claiming to be a “political response to the sexual needs of Australia in the 21st century”, the Australian Sex Party will be represented in three Victorian lower house seats: La Trobe, Melbourne and Melbourne Ports.
Endeavour Hills father Martin Leahy, 53, is the party’s candidate in La Trobe.
He joined the party in 2008 at a Sexpo exhibition.
“When I read what the party stood for I knew it was for me,” Mr Leahy said.
“It seems like the major parties are spending less time on the everyday moral and social issues that have an immediate and significant impact on how we lead our lives.”
Mr Leahy said the group focused on reforming censorship and internet filter laws for adults, marriage rights, women’s choices and drug laws.
On its website the party touts its representatives as “legislators who like and enjoy sex themselves and are not afraid to support others in their quest for a fulfilling sex life”.
But Mr Leahy, who has experience in logistics, staff management, hospitality, events management and customer service, said the party’s policy wasn’t just about sex.
The seat has been held by Liberal MP Jason Wood since 2004.
Source: Berwick Leader