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.
Today the Science Party and the Australian Cyclists Party announce they are forming a coalition to contest the upcoming Federal election. Both parties have come together to press for changes in priorities across issues that other parties are ignoring or failing to address adequately. By working as a coalition both parties seek to increase their appeal to more voters and to extend their base of support at the upcoming election.
We’re heading for an economic disaster because of the poor planning of current and previous governments. According to ANZ Banking, the AUD could go to US 50 cents. With official interest rates at 1.75%, there is little value in holding Australian currency. If we maintain interest rates at this level or cut them further, the dollar will go down further.
Many Australians are unaware of the restrictive nature of abortion laws in most states and territories. Abortion must be made legal, safe and accessible to protect the health of Australian women. Doctors must not be criminalised for providing a health service.
$3,092 raised in a week
$16,908 still needed to nominate candidates
37 days until nominations close
67 days until the election
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Download this submission:
Submission regarding Establishment of a National Integrity Commission (PDF, 49.2 KB, 20 April 2016)
Brendan Clarke, Science Party member and candidate for Berowra in the 2016 Federal Election, made this submission on behalf of the Science Party to the Senate Select Committee on the Establishment of a National Integrity Commission. The submission points out the successes of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and expresses support for a similar national body to oversee federal matters.
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The Science Party has announced a smorgasbord of technologically and scientifically driven candidates for the 2016 election who threaten the Liberal Party’s plan to frame themselves as the innovation party. The team announced include scientists, technologists, startup founders, educators, businesspeople and consultants to the government.