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.
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.
The Senate Economics Reference Committee has released its report on the 2016 Census, available for download here. The Science Party made a submission to this inquiry in September last year (see it and the rest of our Census 2016 blog posts here).
Introduction North Sydney By-Election Changing name to the Science Party Federal Election 2016 Luke James - Melbourne City Council Elections Reports Voting changes submissions NSW Branch NSW Branch Leader - Andrea Leong Inaugural NSW Branch Meeting NSW Branch Goal December 2016: 100 members NSW Branch Goal December 2017 goal: 750 members
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?
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.
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.