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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


The X:Y Problem

You may not know it by name, but the X:Y problem is a concept that I’m sure you’re familiar with. When your best efforts don’t seem to solve your problems, you may be in X:Y territory.

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Media Alert: Aaron Hammond to Contest Perth by-election

The Science Party has endorsed multidisciplinary engineer Aaron Hammond for the seat of Perth, on a platform of strengthening Australia’s global position with regards to STEM capability and high-tech manufactured and digital products.

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Media Alert: James Noonan to Contest Longman by-election

The Science Party has endorsed James Noonan for the seat of Longman in Queensland on a platform of secularity, health care and education initiatives

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Submission to the Religious Freedom Review 2018

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Submission to the Religious Freedom Review 2018 (PDF, 138 KB, 14 February 2018)

A review into religious freedom announced late last year was explicitly linked to concerns raised during the marriage equality debate. Should bakers be able to refuse to bake cakes for gay weddings without the risk of legal repercussions? We suggest not.

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Secular Policy Announcement

Secular Government is one of the Science Party's twelve core principles and today we announce a suite of policies to further this objective. These policies affect areas including taxation, education, healthcare, and child protection.

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[Published: 04 Jun 2016]