PRINCIPLES. EVIDENCE. PROGRESS.

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Our Vision

Our quality of life is improved by the continued application of reason and by scientific discovery.

The Science Party aims to increase the opportunity for individuals and push society towards the pursuit of knowledge for the benefit of all of humanity.

What We'll Do

Science & Technology
  • Double research funding to $18.4bn
  • Create an Australian space agency
  • Legalise driverless car testing
  • Increase health research to end aging
Education
  • Needs based funding reforms
  • Computer programming in schools
  • Support disadvantaged schools
  • Publicly 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
  • Anti-corruption commission
Economy
  • Remove 50% capital gains tax discount
  • Replace stamp duty with land tax
  • Remove superannuation tax loopholes
  • Affordable childcare for all
Environment & Infrastructure
  • 800% Renewable energy
  • Carbon emissions trading scheme
  • Promote density to improve house prices
  • Bullet train: BNE-SYD-MEL

Recent Updates


Media Release: Science Party condemns attacks on press freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

5 June 2019


The Science Party condemns recent escalating attacks on press freedoms in Australia.

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2019 federal election - thank you!

The senate count is still underway, but the shape of our incoming government is clear. We've all read plenty of hot takes and the analysis will continue for some time.

Right now, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the Science Party's 2019 federal election campaign. It was a protracted effort immediately following the NSW state election and a rash of by-elections.

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Science Party Charter of Rights policy

The Science Party recognises the inherent dignity and worth of all human beings and believes that everyone holds the same inalienable human rights. We believe that these rights are essential in an inclusive, democratic society, and that these rights should be formalised into law to ensure that they are protected and upheld.

 

Australian Charter of Rights to enshrine our human rights and civil liberties in law

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Gov. home loan handouts will likely make houses more, not less expensive

Both Labor and Liberal Parties have committed to schemes that will likely cause the cost of housing to go up, not down.

Today the Liberals announced they would offer loan guarantees such that first-home buyers could buy houses with only 5% of the deposit without having to pay for borrower's insurance. Labor quickly followed suit.

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A response to the Digital Rights Watch 2019 federal election survey

In the 2016 federal election we were featured on the EFA's score card regarding digital rights. Unfortunately we weren't afforded this opportunity with the 2019 score card published by Digital Rights Watch. While we understand it can be difficult for a small organisation to collect, collate and distribute this information, we also feel it is important to inform people of our position.

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