2 weeks as a Sex Party intern

I have spent the past two weeks interning with the Australian Sex Party, which has been fantastic. As a third year public relations student at University of Canberra, I’ve had the past three years to decide what I wanted to do. Three years ago I would have never envisaged politics.

In my first public relations class a lady named Rebecca had done her presentation on the Australian Sex Party, little did I realise that she worked here. Since that day I became quite interested in the Sex Party and what they stood for. I followed them online, watched them debate against the Family First party, watched Fiona on QandA and have done quite a few assignments on them for uni. So I thought I may as well ask if they would take on an intern.

The past two weeks have been incredible and has really opened my eyes on the world further. When thinking of a political party, you imagine a plethora of staff and unlimited resources at your whim. What I enjoyed about the Sex Party is everything you do matters, everyone is a small cohesive team which interacts, works within their means to help take on large issues. The workers that I have met here have been wonderful, they have made me feel as part of the team and have helped me when I wasn’t quite sure how to approach something.

I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in meetings, research previous polling, help with ideas for meetings and events around Brisbane Sexpo, interacting with people over the telephone, updating the database, follow the issue of Kronic and much more. This has given me an overall look at how the Australian Sex Party is run. But being able to meet Fiona was defiantly a high light, a few friends that I live with at university are definitely jealous that I had the chance to meet her.

The past two weeks have been brilliant and has given me insight into the role of public relations which will help me in my future endeavours. I would just like to say a big thank you to Robbie, Fiona, Bec, Tina and Phoebe for their help and having me around.

Sex Party Announces Mental Health Policy: Hypocrisy, Guilt and Discrimination

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The Australian Sex Party’s mental health policy for Victoria clears away stereotypical images of those with mental health issues and seeks to replace them with non-judgemental profiling.

Sex Party President, Fiona Patten, said one of the main problems in dealing with mental health was that people were too quick to judge a mental disturbance in others while failing to acknowledge their own mental issues.

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The (Upper and Lower) House of Horrors

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On the eve of Halloween, the Australian Sex Party is distributing a set of un-collectible collector’s cards and asking voters not to ‘collect the set’ or risk turning Spring Street into a House of Horrors.

 

A record number of anti-abortion candidates are standing in next month’s Victorian state election. By default, most of them are also anti-euthanasia and anti-drug law reform. The Greens are even running a candidate who wants to turn the clock back to 50s and 60s by banning Victoria’s regulated sex work industry.

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