Report of the outgoing Leader, James Jansson

The beginning

Six years ago, I was overseas in Europe, travelling largely by myself which gave me a long time to think. I was thinking about the report that I had just given at a Glasgow conference, which focused heavily on longevity. In this case, I was showing that people with HIV were living a long time and that currently available treatments were largely sufficient to treat those with HIV into old age.

 

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It was all wentworth it!

The Wentworth by-election saw a historic swing away from the Liberal Party. Wentworth was, until Saturday, one of the safest blue-ribbon seats in the country. 

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Independence is paramount for the ABC

OPINION

The legends at ABC Friends sent a questionnaire to the Wentworth by-election candidates to gauge their support for the national public broadcaster. I've been listed as a "moderate" supporter, which is justifiable because of how I answered two questions relating to funding.

Here's what I think, so you can make your own judgement:

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Transparent Government

When we discuss good government, transparency is usually a feature we value. It seems the coalition also values transparency, but in a much more literal sense…
If they make information invisible, perhaps we won’t notice their terrible actions.

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Where has our government gone?

This is a guest blog post by Alex Lester.


If you think that the revolving door of Australian prime ministers is a cause for concern, what's even more shocking is what's happened in the Senate. Here it seems to be difficult for people to even stay with the same party, let alone the same leader.

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A few more targeted questions from GetUp!

In the lead-up to the Wentworth by-election, GetUp! has put another set of very focussed questions to us. This round of interrogation was about the environment and our ABC. All questions gave the option of answering "Yes", "No", or "Uncommitted and gave space to elaborate.

Andrea Leong, the Science Party's candidate for Wentworth, answered these questions on 1st October 2018.

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Science by the people, for the people

Our newest policy formalises our support for universal access to publicly-funded research.

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Submission to the NSW draft Electoral Bill 2017

Download this submission:
Submission to the NSW draft Electoral Bill 2017 (PDF, 253 KB, 17 September 2017)

This submission was prepared jointly with Flux, who share some of our frustration with the current NSW state political party registration system.

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Device access laws increase national security risk

New device access laws proposed by the government increase national security risk by increasing the attack surface for hacking on all devices.

The implementation of this law will create one of the world's largest reservoir of high-value security holes for hackers to take advantage of in terms of obtaining access to personal devices. It will be hard to control access to exploits and the networks of the AFP, ASIO and other policing bodies when so much valuable information can be obtained by hijacking a single law enforcement agency.

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You could face 10 years in gaol because you surf the web

A law that requires individuals to produce decryption keys for encrypted data could send innocent people to jail, because it is hard to tell the difference between encrypted data and white noise. The government wants to increase the penalty for not providing decryption keys to law enforcement from 2 to up to 10 years. 

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