Australian Sex Party President Nude in Hustler

Bob Johnson

MELBOURNE, Australia  — Australian Sex Party President Fiona Patten appears nude in a special feature in the Australian edition of Hustler magazine.

But it’s not all about the sex. Patten is donating her $1,000 modeling fee to support Australian prostate cancer research.

The feature spread and interview is called “Wet Politics,” and is being billed by Hustler as the “World’s First Nude Pictorial by a Political Party Leader.”

And Patten shows her stuff, posing with and without bikini in a number of her own amateur shots, along with an interview where she lauds Hustler founder Larry Flynt, whom she described as “one of the world’s great civil libertarians.”

Australian Hustler managing editor, Michael McGregor, will present Patten’s check at the opening ceremony of the Sexpo conference in Townsville beginning May 25. The Party leader will be signing copies of the issue at her show booth.

Patten also used her exposure to remind the government about keeping its nose out people’s rights to access adult content on the Internet.

She singled out Communications Minister, Steven Conroy, and said that that the sexual content of many of the most popular adult web sites was now predominantly amateur material that couples and singles produced and uploaded themselves, often without financial gain.

“My nude photos are not professionally produced and were taken in the course of having a fun time and if I want to use them to raise money for a worthwhile cause or to satisfy some exhibitionist tendencies or even just for the hell of it — government has no right to interfere with my right to do that,” she said. “Its not harming anyone and if people don’t want to see my nude photos they just don’t buy the magazine or open the web site.”

Patten added that even though the government appeared to have gone quiet on the country’s Internet filtering issue, it was still a firm ALP [Australian Labor Party] commitment. She said that Attorney General Nicola Roxon appeared to be sitting on a reply to the recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission on a new classification Act for Australia and that the government’s reply to this enquiry’s findings was integral to the type of Internet filtering Australians would be getting.

“The ALRC recommended legalizing X-rated films around Australia so that there would not be this ridiculous situation where you can get them legally on the Internet but not at the local adult shop,” she said.

“They also recommended major changes to the Refused Classification category so that 90 percent of adult websites from overseas would not be caught by the filter,” she added.

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