PRINCIPLES. EVIDENCE. PROGRESS.

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Our Vision

Our quality of life is improved by the continued application of reason, and by scientific discovery.
The Science Party aims to increase the opportunity for all individuals, and push society towards the pursuit of knowledge, for the benefit of all of humanity.

What We'll Do

Science & Technology
  • Double research funding to $18.4bn
  • Create an Australian space agency
  • Legalise driverless car testing
  • Increase health research to end aging
Education
  • Needs based funding 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
  • Anti-corruption commission
Economy
  • Remove 50% capital gains tax discount
  • Replace stamp duty with land tax
  • Remove superannuation tax loopholes
  • Affordable childcare for all
Environment & Infrastructure
  • 800% Renewable energy
  • Carbon emissions trading scheme
  • Promote density to improve house prices
  • Bullet train: BNE-SYD-MEL

Featured Updates


  • Australian Media & The Internet

    Posted by · September 30, 2020 7:00 AM

    In a welcome break from the stream of coronavirus news that has gripped us all this year, the media itself has become the focus of an emerging contest between Australian media outlets and online platforms of Facebook and Google.

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  • COVID-19: A Fatal Lack of Foresight

    Posted by · September 22, 2020 6:00 AM

    The Science Party is calling for the establishment of an Australian CDC. Read the policy here.

    If you've watched Steven Sodenbergh's 2011 film Contagion, you could almost imagine it as a trailer for 2020. Our heroes at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) struggle to contain a deadly virus ravaging the US and the world, wreaking havoc and sparking civil unrest in its path. Using contact tracing and widespread quarantine, and fighting wild conspiracy theories along the way, they develop a vaccine to halt the devastation.

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  • NSW wage freeze shows Liberals are bad economic managers

    Posted by · May 27, 2020 5:19 PM

    Pausing public sector wages will depress the economy and make the recovery slower. 

    Gladys Berejiklian said all public sector wages will be frozen for 12 months, claiming "Every spare dollar we have and every dollar we don't have currently we need to spend in health and obviously also in jobs and job security." [1]

    But by cutting already-agreed wage increases, the government is doing the opposite of spending on "jobs and job security".

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