In the lead-up to the 'Super Saturday' by-elections (in Longman, Perth, Fremantle, Braddon and Mayo on 28th July 2018) lobby group GetUp! asked the Science Party about its stance on a few select issues.
The Liberal Democrats fashion themselves as defenders of personal liberty. However, they are not the only defenders of personal freedoms. The Science Party has a principle of "Individual freedoms including freedom of speech, sexuality and association". We are defenders of the right of people to say what they believe, even when we dislike what they have to say.
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.
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.
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.