Ordinary Tasmanians deserve extraordinary and smart politicians to fight for them. Scientists and engineers that are smart enough to understand and deal with the complex technological and social challenges that lie ahead, like finding real solutions to climate change without wrecking the economy and a faster, cheaper and more reliable Internet.
Hans Willink, candidate for the Senate in Tasmania.
Science Party cofounder and Leader, Dr James Jansson, announced the Science Party Startup Policy today. The policy includes a basic income for startup founders, new startup coworking space funding and grants for early stage startups for office space. It also includes new measures for consumer protection, and better tools for the Bureau of Statistics and Tax Office to collect information about the success of startups.
James Jansson, Science Party Leader and NSW Senate Candidate
I am Eve Slavich and I am running for the NSW Senate for the Science Party. I was prodded into politics by despair that those in power often seem to neither respect science nor understand the value of money spent on science and research. I believe these industries will provide us with future prosperity.
Science Party is all about evidence-based policy. Today the Greens suggested that Australia put a 20% tax on sugar. There's only one problem: we know it won't work.
When the GST was introduced, it put a 10% tax on non-fresh food: effectively a tax on unhealthy food and beverages. We've had a fat/sugar tax since 1999, and what has happened? Australia got more overweight and had more diabetes.
Here's us getting more diabetes:
The “Fake Tradie” video that has surfaced is rather funny. The tradie (who the Liberal Party says is a real businessperson) complains about the injustice about to be handed to his bank by a Labor government.
You may have heard about Flux, a new political party that promises to bring direct democracy to Australia through a blockchain solution.
The solution is similar to parties like Senator Online, now known as Online Direct Democracy, but with a couple of key differences. Firstly, the blockchain element of Flux gives certainty about how the vote is cast. Secondly, and most importantly, the Flux system allows people to trade votes. So people may trade their votes on the TPP for votes on the great barrier reef.
We need your help to spread the word here, everyone. A party with dangerous policies and a misleading name has snagged the first position on the Senate ballot in NSW, and might become your Senate representative thanks to donkey votes.
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The Science Party has pulled a strong left-hand position at number 9 (column I) at the NSW senate ballot draw today.
The Science Party/Cyclist Party ticket is one of the longest on the ballot with 4 candidates. Other parties with longer tickets include Greens, Labor, Liberal and CDP with 12 each. Socialist Alliance also has 4 candidates.
The position is slightly to the right of the Liberals at position 6.
The prominent position and long ticket will likely increase the total number of votes Science receives on election day.
A group of anti-vaccine campaigners has been seeking comment from Australian political parties on policies that encourage vaccination.
The worm has turned.
The Australian public is sick of empty promises, personality cults, and party politics over policies. Meanwhile, support for minor parties and independents is on the rise, hitting a record 17% in May 2016.