The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby has cautiously welcomed the launch of the Australian Sex Party which has vowed to fight against government censorship and for gay marriage.
Lobby co-convenor Hayley Conway said although detailed policy hasn’t yet been released any mature discussion on the role of sex and sexuality in Australia is welcomed.
So far, it’s been reported the party’s platform includes a national sex education curriculum, reducing censorship, repealing the Government’s proposed internet filter and supporting gay marriage.
Conway told Southern Star that without having seen details on their gay marriage platform the Lobby would not yet throw 100 percent support behind the emerging party but -œwelcomes good and more informed debate.
Eros Association spokeswoman Fiona Patten, representing the adult entertainment industry, said the party’s main concern is to fight censorship laws.
The party needs to register at least 500 people to contest a seat in parliament.