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  • History of the Science Party Logo

    Posted by · June 15, 2021 11:48 AM

    On occasion, we are asked ‘What’s the deal with the Science Party logo?’

    Is it just some cubes stacked together?

    It’s more than that. It takes a lot of the things we value in the party, and condenses them into a single icon.

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  • 2019–2020 Annual Report

    Posted by · January 07, 2021 8:32 PM

    In this blog post:

    • Financial report, June 2019–July 2020
    • Leader's report for the 12 months to November 2020

    The financial figures below were delivered in the Treasurer's Report by Michael Maroske, and the Leader's Report delivered by Andrea Leong, at the Science Party's Annual General Meeting on 19 November 2020, online.

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  • Submission on Banning Dirty Donations

    Posted by · November 18, 2020 12:31 AM

    Download this submission: Submission to the Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Banning Dirty Donations) Bill 2020 (PDF, 116 KB, 6 November 2020)

    Read all the submissions on the inquiry website here.

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  • Australian Media & The Internet

    Posted by · September 30, 2020 7:00 AM

    In a welcome break from the stream of coronavirus news that has gripped us all this year, the media itself has become the focus of an emerging contest between Australian media outlets and online platforms of Facebook and Google.

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  • COVID-19: A Fatal Lack of Foresight

    Posted by · September 22, 2020 6:00 AM

    The Science Party is calling for the establishment of an Australian CDC. Read the policy here.

    If you've watched Steven Sodenbergh's 2011 film Contagion, you could almost imagine it as a trailer for 2020. Our heroes at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) struggle to contain a deadly virus ravaging the US and the world, wreaking havoc and sparking civil unrest in its path. Using contact tracing and widespread quarantine, and fighting wild conspiracy theories along the way, they develop a vaccine to halt the devastation.

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  • Submission to the TGA on CBD

    Posted by · July 27, 2020 12:06 PM

  • Masks to be made legally required under Science Party Eden-Monaro candidate plan

    Posted by · June 22, 2020 3:56 PM

    Dr James Jansson has PhD in mathematical modelling of HIV epidemiology from UNSW and is the Science Party candidate for Eden-Monaro.

    Today I make public my call for masks to be made a legal requirement as part of the social distancing rules in situations where many people congregate together. This move is to save lives and save the economy. It will greatly increase most freedoms through prevention of spread of COVID-19. 

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  • James Jansson: Position on the brumbies

    Posted by · June 22, 2020 3:53 PM

    The Science Party does not have a formal position on the brumbies in the Kosciuszko National Park, however the Science Party has the following policies:
    - Environmental protection policy, in particular the commitment to protecting our native forests
    - Our strong animal welfare policy 

    My personal position is that there is evidence that brumbies cause some environmental harm to the national park, and as such control measures are appropriate. Doing so in a humane way should be considered. I believe that current attempts to relocate the horses to controlled farm environments are appropriate, especially where individuals may find it economically viable or personally fulfilling to do so. I am not opposed to shooting the animals, however it should be done in the most humane way possible to minimise suffering. 

  • The #BLM protesters can teach Australians about COVID-19 safety

    Posted by · June 08, 2020 7:39 PM

    Mask use was high, making COVID-19 transmission risk low

    There's been a lot of outrage about attending a protest during an epidemic. While it is tempting to simply point out that shopping centres, parks and beaches were similarly packed on that day, there is something that the #BlackLivesMatter protesters did better than average Australians.

    They overwhelmingly wore masks.

    You should too, because they work, and could help us eliminate COVID-19. 

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  • NSW wage freeze shows Liberals are bad economic managers

    Posted by · May 27, 2020 5:19 PM

    Pausing public sector wages will depress the economy and make the recovery slower. 

    Gladys Berejiklian said all public sector wages will be frozen for 12 months, claiming "Every spare dollar we have and every dollar we don't have currently we need to spend in health and obviously also in jobs and job security." [1]

    But by cutting already-agreed wage increases, the government is doing the opposite of spending on "jobs and job security".

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