You might face blackouts today and it will be because of policy failure
Posted by James Jansson · February 10, 2017 3:17 AM
The Australian Energy Market Operator says Sydney could face blackouts as it enters 3 days of intense heat. The reason for this is that air-conditioners will be turned on as people arrive home and there is insufficient electric generator capacity.
Submission to the draft Marriage Equality bill
Posted by Andrea Leong · February 05, 2017 8:39 PM
Download this submission:
Submission to the Commonwealth Government’s exposure draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill (PDF, 130 KB, 13 January 2017).
The Science Party is proud of its involvement in the push for marriage equality in Australia. Our latest effort is this submission which argues that civil celebrants should not have the right to refuse to perform a marriage on the basis that a couple is not made up of one man and one woman.
We’re half-way between Australia’s real birthday and its fake one
Posted by James Jansson · January 14, 2017 4:44 AM
You probably think that Australia day is Australia’s birthday. The problem is, it isn’t. When the First Fleet landed, they declared Sydney Cove, not Australia.
Snapshot of a national census - the Senate's Report on the 2016 Census
Posted by Andrea Leong · January 09, 2017 6:33 PM
Leader's Report 2016: A year of reflection, change and success
Posted by James Jansson · December 04, 2016 4:58 PM
You can also read this as a PDF.
North Sydney By-Election
Changing name to the Science Party
Federal Election 2016
Luke James - Melbourne City Council Elections
Voting changes submissions
NSW Branch Leader - Andrea Leong
Inaugural NSW Branch Meeting
NSW Branch Goal December 2016: 100 members
NSW Branch Goal December 2017 goal: 750 members
Science Party AGM 2016 Minutes
Posted by James Jansson · December 04, 2016 3:49 PM
Date: November 24, 2016
Meeting Opened at 6:43pm
Video of the AGM
Note that both reports were accepted in their verbal form.
The Greens finally re-adopt Science Party's dank drugs policy
Posted by James Jansson · November 27, 2016 4:03 PM
The Greens have finally reversed their blanket opposition to deciminalisation and legalisation of drugs. Decriminalisation of drugs has been a Science Party policy since 2013 when we formed.
Is your sugar tax policy based in evidence?
Posted by James Jansson · November 23, 2016 11:27 AM
The Grattan Institute published a report yesterday that outlines the massive cost of obesity and suggest a soft-drink tax to combat it. The Greens have a policy that endorses the proposal, and it has been tried elsewhere in the world. But will it work?
The firm that audited the NSW election also donated $123,528 to the Liberals
Posted by James Jansson · October 04, 2016 8:00 AM
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) fashions itself as an independent auditor of choice, but with PWC donating $123,528 to the Liberal Party (‘Big four accounting firms political donations rise’, AFR), independence cannot be assured. This is particularly concerning, as PWC was responsible for the independent audit of the electronic voting system used in the 2015 NSW election.
Submission to the Inquiry into the 2016 Census
Posted by Andrea Leong · September 21, 2016 10:12 PM
Download this submission:
Submission to the Inquiry into the 2016 Census (PDF, 122 KB, 21 September 2016)
The Science Party cares about the right to privacy as well as good data collection. The 2016 Census threatened both of these ideals with the introduction of dataset matching, leaving respondents vulnerable to having their data re-identified. Download our submission to the Inquiry into the 2016 Census above and see all of our blog posts on the subject.