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What does the Sports Party stand for?

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: After more than 450 Fair Agenda members took action in this campaign, the story got picked up by 6 different news outlets, including the ABC, Daily Life and Triple J News. Then the Sports Party's lead candidate Wayne Dropulich was asked to explain why he thought the party's actions were appropriate. You can hear the highlights from that Radio National interview in this recording, from 16:00.

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Crikey reports that the Australian Sports Party have shared a picture of topless women jogging as part of their election promotions.[1] You can see the original Facebook post here, or below.

With the Sports Party in with a chance to win a critical Senate seat in the upcoming WA re-run Senate election – we think it’s time to ask what they really stand for.

Join us in calling on the Australian Sports Party to take down their offensive post, apologise, and explain their position on women in sport and broader issues affecting women before the WA Senate election on the 5th April.

UPDATE: We've just asked the Sports Party, and representatives from the other parties running in this weekend's WA election, to declare their positions on the key issues that matter most to our members. Read more here.

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[1] Do you want these people in Parliament?, Crikey, 28 March 2014.

 

The original post:

457 SIGNATURES

To the Australian Sports Party,

We call on you to take down your offensive facebook post using a topless woman to promote your election campaign, to publicly apologise, and explain your position on women in sport and broader issues affecting women before the WA Senate election on the 5th April.

Signed,

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Danielle  /  signed 2014-05-31 19:25:24 +1000
john  /  signed 2014-04-30 08:36:03 +1000
Renee , 3000  /  signed 2014-04-27 21:03:06 +1000
Christopher  /  signed 2014-04-20 09:30:26 +1000
"The sexism in sport and the coverage of sport is typical of why education is no solution to discrimination and abuse"
Anita  /  signed 2014-04-15 13:26:51 +1000
Kevin , 3029  /  signed 2014-04-07 00:08:27 +1000
Rachel , 6014  /  signed 2014-04-04 13:55:06 +1100
Josie , 3070  /  signed 2014-04-03 20:08:53 +1100
"Sexism and homophobia are not welcome in the Australian political landscape. I expect a greater level of integrity for an Australian political party, whatever your political stripes are."
Desiree , 2077  /  signed 2014-04-03 11:41:38 +1100
Matthew  /  signed 2014-04-03 00:18:34 +1100
"This advert shows a sexism we hoped had gone from Australia. It comes in the light of high figures for rape and abuse compared to global norms.
You should be ashamed of yourselves."
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