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  • With a slight change of perspective, Australia could be top of the world.

    Posted by · July 03, 2018 12:31 PM

    Nerds, Geeks, Try-Hards, Teacher’s-Pets... Australians have a lot of words to disparage those who strive to achieve.

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  • The X:Y Problem

    Posted by · June 16, 2018 8:53 PM

    You may not know it by name, but the X:Y problem is a concept that I’m sure you’re familiar with. When your best efforts don’t seem to solve your problems, you may be in X:Y territory.

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  • Media Alert: Aaron Hammond to Contest Perth by-election

    Posted by · June 16, 2018 8:41 PM

    The Science Party has endorsed multidisciplinary engineer Aaron Hammond for the seat of Perth, on a platform of strengthening Australia’s global position with regards to STEM capability and high-tech manufactured and digital products.

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  • Media Alert: James Noonan to Contest Longman by-election

    Posted by · June 16, 2018 8:38 PM

    The Science Party has endorsed James Noonan for the seat of Longman in Queensland on a platform of secularity, health care and education initiatives

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  • Submission to the Religious Freedom Review 2018

    Posted by · May 20, 2018 4:43 PM

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    Submission to the Religious Freedom Review 2018 (PDF, 138 KB, 14 February 2018)

    A review into religious freedom announced late last year was explicitly linked to concerns raised during the marriage equality debate. Should bakers be able to refuse to bake cakes for gay weddings without the risk of legal repercussions? We suggest not.

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  • Secular Policy Announcement

    Posted by · March 08, 2018 9:34 AM

    Secular Government is one of the Science Party's twelve core principles and today we announce a suite of policies to further this objective. These policies affect areas including taxation, education, healthcare, and child protection.

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  • Media release: Bennelong By-Election Candidate, Science Party Leader James Jansson

    Posted by · November 23, 2017 7:47 PM

    For immediate release

    The Science Party has announced that it will field a candidate for the upcoming Bennelong by-election. Party leader Dr James Jansson will contest the seat on a platform of open and efficient government, housing affordability, and increased funding for science, technology and education.

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  • A federal anti-corruption watchdog is long overdue

    Posted by · November 03, 2017 12:49 PM

    No matter the frequency or severity of scandals that emerge from federal government, the major political parties can always agree on one thing: we don't need to do anything about it.

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  • Dual citizenship and eligibility for parliament

    Posted by · October 26, 2017 4:20 PM

    The shock resignation of both Deputy Co-Leaders of the Australian Greens over dual citizenship kicked off bizarre scenes in Canberra. While the saga drags on, the Science Party has defined its views on section 44(i) of the Australian Constitution:

    • dual citizens should be eligible for nomination, and renounce their second citizenship if elected to federal parliament; and
    • dual citizenship of another country that was gained without the person's knowledge, if the person was not born there and did not apply for citizenship, should not be considered a breach of section 44(i).

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  • Submission to the R&D Tax Incentive Review Report

    Posted by · September 15, 2017 10:10 AM

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    Submission to the R&D Tax Incentive Review Report (PDF, 127 KB, 28 October 2016)

    The focus of the Science Party's submission to this report was to argue against providing tax incentives for employers to hire PhD graduates in particular.

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