The party of perverts, pimps and prostitutes

Honest politicians are few and far between, it is a pleasure to see what sort of mayhem, they can cause when they upset the old boys.

In Australia there the Sex Party and one of their people is set to become a senator and proposing the legalisation of cannabis. However they could have had more senators if their preference deal hadn’t gone wonky.

Mr Swan, co-founder of the short-lived but controversial magazine Matilda in the 1980s, said the results of the Sex Party nationally was harmed by a bungled preferencing agreement.

Mr Swan said Sex Party leader Fiona Patten would be a senator for Victoria now if it was not for a preferencing deal gone wrong with the Liberal Democrats.

As previously reported, the two parties have had a falling out after the Liberal Democrats failed to uphold its side of the bargain and lodge a group voting ticket in Victoria. 

It meant the Sex Party’s preferences flowed to David Leyonhjelm from the Liberal Democrats in NSW – who is now a senator-elect – but the Sex Party did not receive its expected preferences from the Liberal Democrats in Victoria.

Mr Swan now says it has cost the party a Senate seat. ‘‘I don’t know why we were so honest – we’re the party of perverts, pimps and prostitutes.’’

In response Mr Leyonhjelm said his office had too little time to get the paperwork submitted, plus there were distractions from the Australian Electoral Commission asking him to re-submit his NSW group voting ticket.

‘‘I think they (the Sex Party) are thoroughly up themselves with all this shit,’’ said Mr Leyonhjelm, 61.

He said a media onslaught struck him during his first week as a senator-elect after becoming a key minor party in the Upper House and he hoped it settles down.

‘‘Otherwise it will kill me,’’ Mr Leyonhjelm said.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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