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  • Submission to the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 Draft Rules

    Posted by · June 17, 2019 5:51 PM

    Download: Submission to the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 Draft Rules (PDF, 144 KB, 14 June 2019)

    See all the submissions on the inquiry website.

    This submission was prepared jointly by the Science Party and Taha Khan, who shares our vision for an effective, competitive space sector.

    In June 2019, the Australian Space Agency called for submissions in response to its draft rules relating to the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018.

    Our submission makes specific recommendations that would strengthen and clarify the draft rules. A copy will appear here in full once the Space Agency has considered and published the submissions.

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  • Media Release: Science Party condemns attacks on press freedom

    Posted by · June 05, 2019 3:01 PM

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    5 June 2019


    The Science Party condemns recent escalating attacks on press freedoms in Australia.

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  • 2019 federal election - thank you!

    Posted by · May 30, 2019 4:58 PM

    The senate count is still underway, but the shape of our incoming government is clear. We've all read plenty of hot takes and the analysis will continue for some time.

    Right now, I want to thank everyone who contributed to the Science Party's 2019 federal election campaign. It was a protracted effort immediately following the NSW state election and a rash of by-elections.

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  • Science Party Charter of Rights policy

    Posted by · May 15, 2019 4:28 PM

    The Science Party recognises the inherent dignity and worth of all human beings and believes that everyone holds the same inalienable human rights. We believe that these rights are essential in an inclusive, democratic society, and that these rights should be formalised into law to ensure that they are protected and upheld.

     

    Australian Charter of Rights to enshrine our human rights and civil liberties in law

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  • Gov. home loan handouts will likely make houses more, not less expensive

    Posted by · May 12, 2019 8:33 PM

    Both Labor and Liberal Parties have committed to schemes that will likely cause the cost of housing to go up, not down.

    Today the Liberals announced they would offer loan guarantees such that first-home buyers could buy houses with only 5% of the deposit without having to pay for borrower's insurance. Labor quickly followed suit.

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  • A response to the Digital Rights Watch 2019 federal election survey

    Posted by · May 07, 2019 8:00 AM

    In the 2016 federal election we were featured on the EFA's score card regarding digital rights. Unfortunately we weren't afforded this opportunity with the 2019 score card published by Digital Rights Watch. While we understand it can be difficult for a small organisation to collect, collate and distribute this information, we also feel it is important to inform people of our position.

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  • Australia should build new cities if we want to protect our environment and increase quality of life

    Posted by · May 06, 2019 8:38 PM

    Our cities are straining. They are sprawling ever further out. This means that we need more transport infrastructure per person as people have to travel further and further. Housing costs are increasingly unaffordable.

    But there is a solution: build new cities with new ideas, which is what the Science Party plans to do. We'll build Turing between between Sydney and Canberra on a high-speed rail line.

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  • Science Party Treaty Policy

    Posted by · May 05, 2019 10:14 AM

    Science Party policy is to establish a Treaty Organisation to develop a treaty or treaties for ratification by Parliament and Indigenous groups in Australia. This Treaty Organisation will allow for real and meaningful agreements with Governments and traditional owners and groups. Read our policy here.

    Map of the Australian continent showing Aboriginal and Torres Trait Island nations

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  • Climate Changes Cities

    Posted by · May 05, 2019 9:50 AM

    This blog post is also shared as a video.

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    When we think of climate change, we probably think of the effect on our land, waterways and oceans, which is of course a huge aspect of climate change. That's our cultural heritage at risk; and agriculture makes up 14% of our exports, so climate stability for us is food security and economic security.

    But climate change impacts our cities as well, and that's a big deal, because 90% of Australians live in cities.

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  • Sydney Candidates Forum

    Posted by · April 13, 2019 3:59 PM

    Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend the Sydney Candidates Forum where Labor's Tanya Plibersek, the Greens' Matt Thompson, and I, told a packed room of locals our visions for the future.

    We covered climate change, corruption, and housing issues, as well as various questions from the floor.
    Read on to hear my thoughts...

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