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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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  • The road ahead and our path on it

    Posted by · March 19, 2019 1:45 PM

    By Andrea Leong, Science Party Leader

    I was at the School Strike for Climate when I heard the devastating news from Christchurch. It was a clash of the best and worst of humanity. We heard more throughout the day, with the death toll finally reported at 49. Dozens of lives lost to violence fuelled by white supremacist ideology.

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  • It's no yolk: Egging shows the high risk of pollies endorsing violence

    Posted by · March 18, 2019 3:19 PM

    It was only an egg, thankfully. Politicians routinely interact with large numbers of people. They aren't all background checked and security scanned. Some of those people hold grudges. It's a good thing that the public can walk up to a pollie and have a go, speak their mind and make for interesting news. 

     

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  • Response to the Christchurch shooting

    Posted by · March 17, 2019 11:58 AM

    Our deepest sympathies are with everyone affected by Friday's terror attack in Christchurch.

    The Science Party condemns the violent actions of the shooter, and we commend the professional response from the New Zealand police and government during and after the attack.

    We support the evidence-based call to not share the shooter's video or manifesto, and call on the media to refrain from sensationalism.

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  • The Medevac Bill and what comes next

    Posted by · February 14, 2019 9:34 PM

    The medical evacuation bill has passed both houses of parliament, and that's a good thing for the people who are currently detained on Manus Island or Nauru. Many thanks to the activists who kept this issue constantly in the public eye.

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  • Sovereign Risk

    Posted by · February 07, 2019 12:30 PM

    Chris Bowen has finally provided some certainty in Labor’s stance on stopping the Adani coal mine: “Not on my watch,” he said, fearing sovereign risk; as though it were the one political frontier we can never cross. But that horse has long since bolted.

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  • Corporate Donations Policy

    Posted by · February 02, 2019 11:17 AM

    Today the Science Party announces its new policy on accepting corporate donations.

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  • Quid-Pro-Quo

    Posted by · January 21, 2019 1:13 PM

    The latin phrase ‘quid-pro-quo’ refers to an exchange of something of value, for something else in return. You may often hear this in legal arguments, often when discussing potential corruption, but there is a murky area where companies and political entities intersect.

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  • Comments on the Assistance and Access Bill

    Posted by · December 03, 2018 8:00 AM

    Download this submission:
    Comments on the Assistance and Access Bill 2018 (PDF, 162 KB, 10 September 2018)

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