Australian Sex Party Runs Former Detective in State Election
Sex Party President Fiona Patten said that the party is running Andrew Patterson, a 46-year-old former vice squad detective sergeant and chief investigator for the Independent Commission Against Corruption in the seat of Sydney.
In the Upper House, the party is running Huw Campbell, a 23-year-old student from Sydney University.
Patten said that both candidates would run as Independents as the Sex Party had been told by the NSW Electoral Commission some 15 months ago that it was too late to register for the current election.
“The NSW government, the Opposition and the Greens have made it so difficult, expensive and time-consuming to register a new party in NSW that very few new parties will be seen in state elections for the next few decades,” Patten said.
She added, “But by endorsing and backing independent candidates and creating new social networking tools to do this, the major parties may have shot themselves in the foot.”
The Sex Party president noted that Patterson will run on a civil liberties, drug law reform, anti -corruption and anti-censorship platform, which would be unique in this election.
“My background as a police officer and an ICAC investigator has shown me how governments feed black markets and organized crime through irresponsible social policies,” Patterson said.