PRINCIPLES. EVIDENCE. PROGRESS.

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Science & Technology
  • Double research funding to $18.4bn
  • Create an Australian space agency
  • Legalise driverless car testing
  • Increase health research to end aging
Education
  • Implement Gonski reforms
  • Computer programming in schools
  • Support disadvantaged schools
  • Publicly funded extension school
Rights
  • Close offshore detention centres
  • Marriage equality
  • Decriminalise drug use
  • Treaty with Indigenous Australia
Good government
  • Transparent, open government
  • Whistleblower protection
  • End metadata retention
  • Secularism
Economy
  • Remove 50% capital gains tax discount
  • Replace stamp duty with land tax
  • Remove superannuation tax loopholes
  • Affordable childcare for all
Environment & Infrastructure
  • Renewable energy
  • Carbon emissions trading scheme
  • Promote density to improve house prices
  • Bullet train: BNE-SYD-MEL

Science Party Vision


The Science Party believes that our quality of life is improved primarily through technological developments, sourced through a scientific approach to knowledge in the context of democracy and peace. Technological development is something that we can all be excited about and should try to accelerate. We, as a society and as individuals, should plan for the future in order to maximise the benefit we derive from our technological development. We see innovation, education and economic reforms as key to the success of Australia.

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Recent Updates


The road ahead and our path on it

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

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

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

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

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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