Classical Liberalism, or Libertarianism, is not as prominent in Australia as it is in other countries. However, there are some minor parties that espouse the philosophy of smaller government. The Australian Sex Party is one such party.
Despite it’s name, the Sex Party has a broad range of issues and policies, focusing especially on Civil Liberties. Their key issues for the 2013 election are data retention, secularism, and the war on drugs. As part of my Minor Parties series, I spoke with Fiona Patten, the President of the Australian Sex party, about the party’s issues and policies, and whether their name is a help or a hinderance: