The federal government will run a plebiscite on marriage equality, which will cost a massive $158 million to run. Implementing marriage equality does not require a change in the constitution. In fact, most of such a change would only be undoing the Howard government bans on same-sex marriage. The only reason for running such a plebiscite would be to determine popular support, but this is the most wasteful way to determine support, and highly hypocritical of a government that routinely claims it is trying to cut government spending.
A Special General Meeting was held in Sydney last night to change the name of the Future Party to "Science Party". The constitutional change was passed unanimously with a great turnout of members and executive, both in person and by video conference. We are now the Science Party, and we are very excited.
The Future Party will hold a Special General Meeting on 28th January to vote on changing the party name to Science Party, by changing relevant aspects of the constitution.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM AEST
Thursday, 28th January 2016
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by email to email@example.com or on Facebook. If you'd like to attend electronically please email us no later than Thursday, 21st January 2016.
I received an email from the "Save Our Councils Coalition Committee" about council amalgamation. Below is my reply to their questions.
I think that it is time that the Future Party revisit the issue of euthanasia. The Future Party's current position on euthanasia is not fully in support of implementation. At the moment, we support the decriminalisation of texts talking about euthanasia and techniques that can be used to accelerate death such as those of Phillip Nitschke.
We’re running in the North Sydney by-election and we need your help. We’re handing out leaflets at stations in the North Sydney electorate from this week. We will be there between 7:30 - 9:30 in the morning.
We may have a new prime minister, but the government is still the same and the old cobwebs are still there.