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The Resource Sex, drugs and the electoral role : my unlikely journey from sex worker to Member of Parliament, Fiona Patten

Sex, drugs and the electoral role : my unlikely journey from sex worker to Member of Parliament, Fiona Patten

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Sex, drugs and the electoral role : my unlikely journey from sex worker to Member of Parliament
Title
Sex, drugs and the electoral role
Title remainder
my unlikely journey from sex worker to Member of Parliament
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Fiona Patten
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Language
eng
Summary
The incredible story of Fiona Patten, in her own inimitable words. Tireless fighter, courageous activist and effective politician who really is making a difference to her world. Sex worker, fashion designer, anti-censorship activist, fierce campaigner, political lobbyist and Member of Parliament - Fiona Patten's life has been nothing if not eventful. From her early days as an AIDS-HIV educator and activist and CEO of Australia's national adult goods and services lobby group, the Eros Association, Fiona has always fought hard for what she believed in. But all too often, she has come face to face with apathy and deeply-roooted conservatism. Frustrated and deeply disappointed by the lack of social change and progress around censorship, drug law reform, euthanasia and same-sex marriage, Fiona set up and registered the Australian Sex Party in 2009. The Sex Party led with a strong focus on civil libertarian and personal freedom issues, and Fiona became the first Leader of a political party to call for a Royal Commission into child sex abuse in religious institutions. In 2014, Fiona contested and won an upper house seat representing the Northern Metropolitan Region in Victoria. As one of five crossbenchers, she currently holds the balance of power in Legislative Council. Since her election, Fiona has successfully instigated landmark parliamentary inquiries and legislation, including Australia's largest public inquiry into drug law reform, voluntary assisted dying laws, the legalisation of ridesharing, safe access zones for abortion clinics and the introduction of a bill for a medically supervised injecting centre. In August 2017, the Australian Sex Party was dissolved to make way for Reason, a movement of radical common sense. Sex, Drugs and the Electoral Roll is the entertaining and inspiring story of how one woman used her own radical common sense to speak truth to power and fight for change
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Patten, Fiona
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Patten, Fiona
  • Australian Sex Party
  • Eros Association
  • Women
  • Sex-oriented businesses
  • Women politicians
  • Women
  • Censorship
  • Sex oriented businesses
  • Pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Erotica
  • Gay rights
  • Women politicians
  • Lobbyists
  • Sex-oriented businesses
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Sex, drugs and the electoral role : my unlikely journey from sex worker to Member of Parliament, Fiona Patten
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063863502
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925575132
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1049932423
Label
Sex, drugs and the electoral role : my unlikely journey from sex worker to Member of Parliament, Fiona Patten
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063863502
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925575132
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1049932423

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