Congratulations Australia - Early Success Against Border Force

Australians online and in the streets have destroyed the governments intention to have Border Force patrol the streets asking people "randomly" about their visa status. It took only a few hours for this weekend's operation to be cancelled, but it is far from over. We need to keep the pressure on to make sure this never, ever happens in Australia. 

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Busting the biggest myth about spying

I thought I would set the record straight about an ongoing myth in intelligence analysis. It goes something like this:

The flaw in current intelligence collection systems is that they gather too much data to possibly go over.

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Vision for a Science Nation

Download this submission:
Vision for a Science Nation ‐ Responding to STEM: Australia's Future
 (PDF, 235 KB)

"We at the Future Party are surprised that the government is even considering a review into science, considering its position on the funding of science and the decision to abolish the position of Science Minister."

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Rage is a prescription for a failed democracy

OPINION

The reshuffle of cabinet made Scott Morrison the Minister For Social Services. With talk about him being leader of the party one day, the pressure is on for some on the left to prove that he's no good no matter what he does, even if it means totally misrepresenting what he says. The ABC quoted Morrison on Twitter saying "A job is a prescription for a young person with mental health issues". Cue rage virus

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Free child care provides massive gains over the long-term

OPINION by James Jansson

In this article, I make the argument that free child care has a net benefit over the long-term that outweighs the financial outlay of providing child care, and that current calculations are misleading about their benefits. This is a discussion of strategy as much as it is rights, where the aim is to maximise outcomes for women in terms of equality of income. I believe that a move to equal outcomes for women, particularly when it comes to the workplace, results in utility gains not only for the women who are affected but also for the other members of society.

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Online meeting 13th May 2015

Things are getting exciting here at the Future Party. We have some big challenges and fantastic opportunities ahead of us in the short-term, and I need as many people as possible to join the online meeting (13th May 2015, 7 PM) so that we can get organised to achieve our goals. The most important things we are going to discuss:

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FIRB confirms suspicions: foreigners building the houses Australians won't

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The media is going nuts for the big number everyone's been waiting for: Chinese investors drop $12.4 billion on real estate (residential and non-residential). Sounds big right? 

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Tax White Paper Submission

Download this submission:
Tax White Paper submission
 (PDF, 338 KB, April 2015)

The Future Party made a submission to the 2015 Tax White Paper, with a focus on superannuation reform, abolishing the capital gains tax discount and creating a land tax.

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Contribute to our Tax White Paper Submission

The Future Party will be making a submission to the Tax White Paper. The focus will be primarily on removing the 50% discount on Capital Gains Tax (that allows wealthy investors to get a lower tax rate) and Land Value Tax. If you would like to help us write, format, and promote our submission, please let us know at feedback@futureparty.org.au

We'll be working online using Google Docs. You can see the structure and the main points in our very early draft document here. Please feel free to comment on this document. We are also aggregating important links in this document

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The Science Party Space Policy

Falcon_9_COTS_Demo_F1_Launch.jpgThe Science Party is the only party in Australian politics with a Space Policy and vision of the future where we take advantage of the potential rewards of investing in scientific research.

The Science Party Space Policy has been developed to take the best ideas from the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) National Committee for Space Science (NCSS), who have studied it, and who know how best Australia can be a part of it.

The three core ideas of our Space Policy are:

  1. Create an Australian Space Agency, ASTRA
  2. The Woomera launch facility
  3. Adopt expert recommendations from the National Committee for Space Science.
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