PRINCIPLES. EVIDENCE. PROGRESS.

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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
  • 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
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

Recent Updates


Autonomous Weapons

The history of humans killing humans is as old as humanity. Perhaps that's why we have long-standing legal frameworks for dealing with such actions in their myriad forms. Our laws define when it is permissible to kill a person—for example in self-defence, or by the authorised use of lethal force in war or in the course of police operations.

But we are unprepared for machines making critical decisions in killing humans. The Science Party has written its Autonomous Weapons policy in order to deal with this reality.

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Thank you for your support in Longman

The elections have finally concluded and the voters in Longman have had their preferences heard. To our volunteers and supporters in Longman I want to extend a heartfelt thank you.

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Thank you for your support in Perth

The by-elections have now wrapped up and the votes have been counted.

This was the Science Party's first venture into Western Australia, but it is clear that when people hear our message they are excited about sensible policy and a more aspirational vision for the future.

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Labor wrote worst part of the eHealth records act

Your eHealth record is basically public to anyone who works for the government or for the insurance industry, and Labor put that power there.

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Our views on a narrow and oddly specific range of issues

In the lead-up to the 'Super Saturday' by-elections (in Longman, Perth, Fremantle, Braddon and Mayo on 28th July 2018) lobby group GetUp! asked the Science Party about its stance on a few select issues.

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[Published: 04 Jun 2016]