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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Media release: Bennelong By-Election Candidate, Science Party Leader James Jansson

For immediate release

The Science Party has announced that it will field a candidate for the upcoming Bennelong by-election. Party leader Dr James Jansson will contest the seat on a platform of open and efficient government, housing affordability, and increased funding for science, technology and education.

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A federal anti-corruption watchdog is long overdue

No matter the frequency or severity of scandals that emerge from federal government, the major political parties can always agree on one thing: we don't need to do anything about it.

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Dual citizenship and eligibility for parliament

The shock resignation of both Deputy Co-Leaders of the Australian Greens over dual citizenship kicked off bizarre scenes in Canberra. While the saga drags on, the Science Party has defined its views on section 44(i) of the Australian Constitution:

  • dual citizens should be eligible for nomination, and renounce their second citizenship if elected to federal parliament; and
  • dual citizenship of another country that was gained without the person's knowledge, if the person was not born there and did not apply for citizenship, should not be considered a breach of section 44(i).
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Submission to the R&D Tax Incentive Review Report

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Submission to the R&D Tax Incentive Review Report (PDF, 127 KB, 28 October 2016)

The focus of the Science Party's submission to this report was to argue against providing tax incentives for employers to hire PhD graduates in particular.

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Inquiry into the 2016 federal election: third interim report

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has just released its third interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election. The report covers the topic of AEC modernisation.

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[Published: 09 Jul 2013]