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Science & Technology
  • Double research funding to $18.4bn
  • Create an Australian space agency
  • Legalise driverless car testing
  • Increase health research to end aging
Education
  • Implement Gonski reforms
  • Computer programming in schools
  • Support disadvantaged schools
  • Gov't funded extension school
Rights
  • Close offshore detention centres
  • Marriage equality
  • Decriminalise drug use
  • Treaty with Indigenous Australia
Good government
  • Transparent, open government
  • Whistleblower protection
  • End metadata retention
  • Secularism
Economy
  • Remove 50% capital gains tax discount
  • Replace stamp duty with land tax
  • Remove superannuation tax loopholes
  • Affordable childcare for all
Environment & Infrastructure
  • Renewable energy
  • Carbon emissions trading scheme
  • Promote density to improve house prices
  • Bullet train: BNE-SYD-MEL

Science Party Vision


The Science Party believes that our quality of life is improved primarily through technological developments, sourced through a scientific approach to knowledge in the context of democracy and peace. Technological development is something that we can all be excited about and should try to accelerate. We, as a society and as individuals, should plan for the future in order to maximise the benefit we derive from our technological development. We see innovation, education and economic reforms as key to the success of Australia.

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Recent Updates


Nominations update, Sydney and Melbourne meeting

Key points
$3,092 raised in a week
$16,908 still needed to nominate candidates
37 days until nominations close
67 days until the election
Sydney meeting 28th April - RSVP here
Melbourne meeting 3rd May - RSVP here

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Announcing the Science Party Candidates for the 2016 election

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The Science Party has announced a smorgasbord of technologically and scientifically driven candidates for the 2016 election who threaten the Liberal Party’s plan to frame themselves as the innovation party. The team announced include scientists, technologists, startup founders, educators, businesspeople and consultants to the government.  

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Turnbull's rain adventure: $11m spent on pseudoscience

In 2007, Malcolm Turnbull, as Minister for the Environment and Water, decided he would try to end the drought. A noble cause, but he used $11 million of taxpayer money to trial a technology without scientific merit. What makes it even more frustrating is that trial wasn't conducted scientifically, so the experiment was a complete waste. Ian Woolf has provided us with a transcript of his show on Diffusion Science Radio.

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Sydney meeting and nominations open for the Science Party

With the election coming up soon (as early as the 2nd of July 2016), we need to settle on who will be representing the Science Party at the federal election. We will be running for both the Senate and the House of Representatives. 

The Science Party has a strong platform and we believe that we will be competitive in the upcoming federal election. Our principles are a very clear indication of what we stand for, and we will run on core ideals innovation, education and economic reform. 

Nominating

If you're interested in running as a candidate for the Science Party, please read the information below and email nominations@scienceparty.org.au by 5PM Tuesday 5th April 2016 indicating that you would like to run so that we can involve you in the selection process.

Meeting

We're also holding a meeting in Sydney and online at 6:30PM on Wednesday 6th of April 2016 to help plan for the election.  

 

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Meeting Minutes - March 2016

Minutes of the Science Party Monthly Meeting

6.30pm, 24 March 2016

Deloitte, 225 George St, Sydney

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