Labor Wins Government
The left leaning Victorian Labor party wins government.
Fiona Patten Enters Parliament under The Australian Sex Party
The Sex Party succeeds in electing Fiona Patten to the Legislative Council in the Victorian Parliament, representing the Northern Metropolitan Region. A historic moment for sex workers’ rights, Fiona Patten is the first former sex worker to be elected to a state or federal parliament in Australia.
Anti Sex Worker MP
Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins wins a seat under the banner of a minor party. Dr Carling-Jenkins, a committed Catholic, is a critic of the sex industry and endorses the Nordic Model of sex work laws which seek to eliminate the sex industry entirely.