ASP News & Updates

Position Vacant - Parliamentary Advisor to Fiona Patten MLC

Expressions of interest are sought from suitable applicants for the position of Parliamentary Advisor to Member for the Northern Metropolitan Region (Upper House) in the Parliament of Victoria, Ms Fiona Patten.

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Adjournment statement on the Princess Mary Club

On Wdnesday 25th February 2015 Fiona Patten gave an adjournment statement about the proposed demolition of the Princess Mary Club in Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.


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Fiona Patten's Inaugural Address

On Wednesday 11th February 2015 Fiona Patten made her Inaugural Speech in the Parliament of Victoria.


 COUNCIL 11 February 2015

Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan)

President, I congratulate you on your re-election. It is a role I know you will continue to discharge with the fairness and professionalism you have shown in the past.

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we stand on today, the Kulin nation. I pay my respects to their elders, both past and present.

From Brunswick to Broadmeadows and Carlton to Craigieburn, I cannot believe how lucky I am to be representing the Northern Metropolitan Region of Victoria. It is as diverse a region as you will find anywhere in Australia and a melting pot for everything that is great about Victoria and its people. Since living and campaigning in this region I have met people from the most diverse ethnic backgrounds — Indian, Tongan, Turkish, Greek, Vietnamese, Sudanese, Chinese, Afghan, Lebanese and so many more. Getting to know this large and exciting mix of cultures has only served to strengthen my conviction that multiculturalism is one of the key drivers of social and economic growth in Victorian society.

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Sex Party leader to make her inaugural speech

Fiona Inaugural Speech 2015

Fiona Patten MLC for Northern Metropolitan Region will be making her inaugural speech in the Legislative Council, Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 5:30pm.

You're welcome to join the public gallery to watch Fiona deliver her inaugural speech. You can meet us in the foyer of the Parliament of Victoria by 5:15pm before heading to the chamber to hear her speech live (allow time to process through security). Dress smart (no Sex Party t-shirts please).

If you can't join us in person you can watch live online through the Victorian Parliament website.

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Help Fiona Patten & Australian Sex Party Shape Victorian Politics

Newly elected Australian Sex Party MP Fiona Patten is offering unique volunteer positions in her CBD Electorate Office.

These are unpaid 10 hour per week positions that will allow you to assist Fiona and her team bring the progressive policies of the Australian Sex Party to the Victorian electorate.

The Political Volunteer will assist Advisor Jorian Gardner manage and implement Fiona's political agenda, whilst the Communications Volunteer will assist Electorate Manager Nevena Spirovska in the management of the Electorate Office.

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Queensland - do your homework!

Ahead of polling day for the Queensland State Election we are asking voters to do their homework.

In the absence of Australian Sex Party candidates it may be that no candidate will satisfy all of your electoral desires. Therefore voters should be asking those contesting the election if they support civil liberties.

First and foremost ask candidates in your electorate if they are pro-choice and support access to safe and legal abortions. If they don't, don't vote for them.

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Nous Sommes Charlie!

Sent to the French Embassy in Canberra, 8.1.15

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Fiona’s First Vote

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Fiona (in blue) sits on the cross bench for the first time.

On Tuesday 23rd December I was sworn into the Victorian Parliament and cast my first vote. It was to elect a President for the Legislative Council. The President acts much like the Speaker in the lower house except that their vote is counted the same as any other member of the Council.

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Acclaim Magazine Posts New Sex Party/Lush Vid

Melbourne’s top inner-city hipster mag has posted the Sex Party’s new joint
production with celebrated artist, Lush, in a hilarious swipe at conservative political
messages. Check it out here.

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Euthanasia and Sex: Little and Big Deaths Join Forces

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The Voluntary Euthanasia Party and the Australian Sex Party will come together tomorrow morning, at 11am, on the steps of Parliament House for a media conference.

Dr Phillip Nitschke and Fiona Patten will announce their formal preference swap arrangement for the Upper House, with both parties going straight to each other in Southern and Northern Metro.

Voluntary euthanasia is demonstrably the biggest single issue where both major parties are out of step with community opinion and the opinions of their own party members. The ABC’s Vote Compass poll showed that 71% of Coalition voters want voluntary euthanasia legalised while 79% of Labor voters do. However both parliamentary parties remain implacably opposed to initiating new laws.

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