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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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Rachel , 6152  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:08:38 +1100
k , 2606  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:06:28 +1100
"not only is this an offensive ad, but I have a suspicion the other ad refered to in the media is homophobic. Seems the ‘sports’ party is only for straight (white?) blokes. I do not agree the you have a right to be a bigot. I hope the Australian Sports Party gets flogged in the WA election so it is clear bigoty is not a tool of governance."
Davita , 2213  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:04:25 +1100
"Totally unacceptable. "
Katherine , 6162  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:03:44 +1100
Michael , 2774  /  signed 2014-03-29 14:00:00 +1100
"The standards of politics are low enough already. You are removing your yourself from 50% of the voting public and this all irrespective of the greater negative social implication this type of message propagates throughout the community."
Val , 3083  /  signed 2014-03-29 13:59:50 +1100
"Offensive to women"
Ian , 2615  /  signed 2014-03-29 13:58:43 +1100
"Have they forgotten that women are allowed to vote in WA?"
Dove-Marie , 2480  /  signed 2014-03-29 13:56:13 +1100
"Are you only trying to get the overweight, white man’s vote? Not only is this sexist, offensive, but it makes me wonder just what you stand for? Why should I vote for you? Especially after this insulting campaign."
Kasia , 2125  /  signed 2014-03-29 13:56:09 +1100
"For a party that stands for a healthier Australia, you seem to be missing the point- that young girls and women become less involved in sport because of their mockery and overt sexualisation when it comes to participating."
Paul , 2060  /  signed 2014-03-29 13:53:50 +1100
"How is this attitude towards women, or anyone, appropriate for someone wanting to represent Australians in out Parliament? It isn’t."
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