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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.


Latest activity

Thierry , 2481  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:56:52 +1100
"It is irrelevent to policy, and sexist.
Do these people not have mothers , sisters , daughters and granddaughters .
It is absurd."
Anna , 6163  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:52:13 +1100
Shane , 6111  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:51:09 +1100
"For my daughter, my wife, my sisters, my mum I have to question the integrity and maturity of the ASP. I feel embarrassment that an Australian political organisation would stoop so low."
Hilary , 3302  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:50:51 +1100
"I am not an object and refuse to allow this crap to continue. I vote, I am a woman like over 50 percent of woman. Are these guys stupid or just thick"
Katy , 2085  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:50:36 +1100
Sally , 2478  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:50:35 +1100
"Because I’m a woman with a daughter and granddaughter who loves the progress we have made so far in leaving behind misogynistic displays such as yours. I mean …really !!"
Robin , 2096  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:50:14 +1100
"Your party does not deserve a Senate seat… you clearly don’t get it. Your post is offensive beyond words. Wondering if you’ve been eating too many Snickers bars?"
Gem , 2073  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:46:35 +1100
"Seriously, WTF are you thinking? Are you a political party or a bunch of teenage boys?"
sue , 3199  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:46:20 +1100
Tania , 4560  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:38:08 +1100
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