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:
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.Read more
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.
A group of anti-vaccine campaigners has been seeking comment from Australian political parties on policies that encourage vaccination.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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