Sex Party calls for a National Dress like a Biker Day

The Australian Sex Party has proposed a "National Dress like a Biker Day" as an organised protest against the Queensland government’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment laws that restrict people’s rights to socialize with who they want to.

The call is for tens of thousands of non-biker Australians to dress in leather jackets, denim, chains and insignia in public places.

Sex Party President, Fiona Patten, said that freedom of association is one of the primary civil liberties that every Australian should be able to enjoy. “The laws enacted by the Newman government and by governments elsewhere in Australia, threaten this basic freedom, just as other laws have threatened the right of workers to unionise or for protesters to congregate” she said.

She said that the application of these laws could easily be extended to disrupt any activity deemed inappropriate by a government on a moral crusade. “Today it’s the type of clothing that people are wearing in public. Tomorrow it could be whether you are circumcised or not or whether you have a particular type of tattoo or even a particular hair style”, she said. “If we can mobilise a few thousand people to dress like a bikie for a day and walk around Australian cities with a few friends, we might just see the police unable to cope with an action like this”.

Ms Patten said that there were better ways to address the problems associated with outlaw motorcycle gangs, their dealings in the illicit drug trade and the associated violence. “The Australian Sex Party has long campaigned for drug law reform that would take the profits out of the hands of criminals. This is the way to deal with criminal activity, not trying to shut it down through freedom of association laws which affect all Australians.”

She said that no Australian should be faced with prison when their only proven crime was associating with two other persons in a manner deemed inappropriate.

War On The Salvos!

MoralCompas

The Salvation Army have quietly been chipping away at social reforms over the years and although they appear to do good charitable work in the community, today’s media release by Aletha Blayse puts another view forward on this. As John Howard’s advisor on illicit drug regulation the Salvos’ Major Brian Watters put the case for drug law reform back a hundred years. Tell the Salvos to stop interfering in Australia’s moral compass and get on with feeding the poor. Join the demonstration in Sydney.

White Shield Appeal Campaign
Protest Against Salvation Army

Sydney, 17th-31st July, 140 Elizabeth Street, Sydney (Salvation Army Headquarters)

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Sex Party calls for action not promises on HIV and the law

Justice

The Sex Party has called on the Victorian Health Minister to reconsider his announcement and repeal Section 19A of the Crimes Act that makes it an offence to intentionally cause a serious disease (with HIV exclusively defined as a serious disease).

Party president Fiona Patten said that the section of the Act in question was introduced exclusively to address a fear of HIV infection 21 years ago. “To remove the stigma of this discriminatory and ineffective regulation it must be removed in its entirety”, she said. “UN AIDS has stated that criminalisation of HIV does not lead to positive outcomes for the community and adversely affects people living with and without HIV.

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