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.

Domestic Violence/Abortion claims an insult to all women


The Australian Sex Party says that all Victorians should be outraged by comments made yesterday by the Victorian state director of the Australian Christians, Vickie Janson, suggesting a link between domestic violence and abortion.

Sex Party President, Fiona Patten said “These comments are absurd and insulting to all women. They accuse women who choose to terminate a pregnancy of being responsible for the assaults of other women” she said. “Those who perpetrate domestic violence have more in common with those who seek to control a woman’s body through legislation limiting access to abortion, than those who support a woman’s right to choose whether or not she completes a pregnancy”.

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It’s time politicians had a rethink on waging the ‘unwinnable war’ on recreational drugs


IN a remarkable and largely overlooked statement on Radio 3AW with Neil Mitchell on April 29, Tony Abbott admitted the war on drugs is “not a war we will ever finally win”.

“The war on drugs is a war you can lose,” the Prime Minister said. “You may not ever win it, but you’ve always got to fight it.”

This game-changing statement followed a press conference about the release of an Australian Crime Commission report on illicit drugs, which admitted that “despite record seizures and arrests we are still only detecting the tip of the drug iceberg”.

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