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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.


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.

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


The original post:


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.


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Nayia , 5007  /  signed 2014-03-29 18:31:07 +1100
"No Australian political party should be able to use such images of and imagery about women. It degrades all women."
Meredith , 3016  /  signed 2014-03-29 18:17:09 +1100
Anya , 3011  /  signed 2014-03-29 18:03:33 +1100
Amanda , 6084  /  signed 2014-03-29 18:01:47 +1100
"Respectful representation of women in all areas of Australian life in critical to gender equality. We have some of the best sportswomen in the world but the sports party has seen fit to reduce the role of women in sports and fitness to a bit of bait meat."
Lani , 6285  /  signed 2014-03-29 18:01:06 +1100
"I am sick of seeing women placed in positions where they are objectified. What does this woman have to do with a political party? Nothing. SHE is there as eye candy to draw attention to your party but SHE is human and not a thing to hang a sign from and to show her body only. SHE is more than that and I’ve had enough of men representing women predominantly as ‘turn ons for blokes’ . I am a woman from WA. i love sport and i might have voted for your party but you clearly don’t respect women’s positions in sport or you might have taken the opportunity you had and represented women as a serious respectful participator in sport. i will not be voting for your party."
Adla , 5091  /  signed 2014-03-29 17:57:09 +1100
Jenny , 2464  /  signed 2014-03-29 17:55:13 +1100
"I don’t want to be governed by slobbering yobbos"
Phoebe , 3072  /  signed 2014-03-29 17:53:29 +1100
Adrienne , 2470  /  signed 2014-03-29 17:53:09 +1100
"Insulting, juvenile and just plain tacky"
Bianca , 3122  /  signed 2014-03-29 17:47:34 +1100
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