Australian Sex Party

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Policy

Dying with dignity

Voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide for patients with a terminal illness and suffering severe pain to be decriminalised. In addition to the patient’s primary medical practitioner a second and independent practitioner would be required to confirm his / her agreement with the diagnosis and prognosis...
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Marriage celebrants

Under the Marriage Act 1961, a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant must: complete Certificate IV in Celebrancy be assessed as a fit and proper person, and pay an application fee and ongoing annual fees ministers of religion authorised to solemnise marriages are not subject to these standards...
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Foreign aid

Australia has an obligation to assist other nations which are yet to experience our levels of prosperity. The OECD target for foreign aid, known as Official Development Assistance, is 0.7% of Gross National Income. We need to meet this level of aid in order to...
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Abortion laws

Abortion laws are inconsistent across the states and territories meaning Australian women do not have equitable access to lawful abortion. Due to the work of Australian Sex Party MLC, Fiona Patten, Victoria has recently joined Tasmania in legislating a 150m safe access zone around abortion...
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Marriage equality

Most Australians support marriage equality and the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexuality. However, the Marriage Amendment Act 2004 discriminates on the basis of sex, sexuality and gender by not allowing same...
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Fracking

Australia needs to end its reliance on fossil fuels. The Australian Sex Party accepts that this can’t happen immediately, and that interim energy supplies are needed. If unconventional gas continues to be used, it should be seen as a short-term solution only, using industry best-practice...
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Animal welfare and cruelty

Responsibility for animal welfare is shared across the three tiers of government with each state and territory having its own animal welfare and animal cruelty legislation. Depending on the state or territory, members of the RSPCA and other charitable organisations are deputised to enforce animal...
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National school chaplaincy programme

The National School Chaplaincy Programme provides funding to government schools to appoint religious chaplains. This funding cannot be accessed to appoint non-religious student support staff. This is discriminatory against students of other faiths or beliefs, and runs counter to the founding principles of the Australian...
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Government funding of religious schools

The government should not subsidise the activities of organisations that actively exclude members of society on the basis of otherwise protected attributes. End government funding for religious schools that discriminate against potential and current students on the basis of religious affiliation. The Australian government contributes...
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Australian head of state

The Australian Sex Party supports the abolition of the British Monarch as Australia’s constitutional Head of State and the establishment of an independent, sovereign republic with an Australian Head of State.