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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
  • Implement Gonski reforms
  • Computer programming in schools
  • Support disadvantaged schools
  • Publicly funded extension school
  • Close offshore detention centres
  • Marriage equality
  • Decriminalise drug use
  • Treaty with Indigenous Australia
Good government
  • Transparent, open government
  • Whistleblower protection
  • End metadata retention
  • Secularism
  • 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

Submission to the R&D Tax Incentive Review Report

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Submission to the R&D Tax Incentive Review Report (PDF, 127 KB, 28 October 2016)

The focus of the Science Party's submission to this report was to argue against providing tax incentives for employers to hire PhD graduates in particular.

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Inquiry into the 2016 federal election: third interim report

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has just released its third interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election. The report covers the topic of AEC modernisation.

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Submission to the ACT Inquiry into an Independent Integrity Commission

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Submission to the inquiry into the establishment of an independent integrity commission for the ACT (PDF, 139 KB, 19 May 2017)

The Science Party put forward a submission calling for an Independent Anti-Corruption Commission for the ACT following a similar model to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

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Submission to the Inquiry into the 2016 Federal Election

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Submission to the Inquiry into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2016 Federal Election and matters related thereto (PDF, 134 KB, 1 November 2016)

The Science Party made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral matters with regards to the 2016 federal election. These recommendations were made with aims of protecting the safety of individuals, levelling the playing field for all political parties and independent candidates, maintaining the integrity of the voting system, and enforcing transparency in government.

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Scott Morrison's financial advice: stop being poor

These points were presented at the Science Party's Budget Reply meeting on 25th May in Sydney. 


In amongst some sensible measures, the 2017–2018 Federal Budget contained predictable attacks on the poor, most evident in the announcements made about welfare (and consider for a moment how "welfare" has been twisted from a descriptor of a person's wellbeing into a label for a financial cost that we're supposed to resent). 

This blog post examines the government's drug testing plan for welfare recipients and its cashless welfare schemes, and shares what the Science Party would do differently.

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