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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.Read more
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.Read more
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 inquiry into the establishment of an independent integrity commission for the ACT (PDF, 139 KB, 19 May 2017)
The Science Party put forward a submission calling for an Independent Anti-Corruption Commission for the ACT following a similar model to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).Read more
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Submission to the Inquiry into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2016 Federal Election and matters related thereto (PDF, 134 KB, 1 November 2016)
The Science Party made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral matters with regards to the 2016 federal election. These recommendations were made with aims of protecting the safety of individuals, levelling the playing field for all political parties and independent candidates, maintaining the integrity of the voting system, and enforcing transparency in government.
These points were presented at the Science Party's Budget Reply meeting on 25th May in Sydney.
In amongst some sensible measures, the 2017–2018 Federal Budget contained predictable attacks on the poor, most evident in the announcements made about welfare (and consider for a moment how "welfare" has been twisted from a descriptor of a person's wellbeing into a label for a financial cost that we're supposed to resent).
This blog post examines the government's drug testing plan for welfare recipients and its cashless welfare schemes, and shares what the Science Party would do differently.Read more
Below is email sent to the Australian Academy of Science from Anna-Maria Arabia Chief Executive.
On Tuesday 18 April the Prime Minister announced changes to Australia’s temporary visa rules and more specifically to the 457 visa subclasses. If implemented, these changes are likely to have unintended consequences for the STEM sector and I am aware that this is a cause for concern for many Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.Read more