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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


Science by the people, for the people

Our newest policy formalises our support for universal access to publicly-funded research.

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Submission to the NSW draft Electoral Bill 2017

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Submission to the NSW draft Electoral Bill 2017 (PDF, 253 KB, 17 September 2017)

This submission was prepared jointly with Flux, who share some of our frustration with the current NSW state political party registration system.

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Device access laws increase national security risk

New device access laws proposed by the government increase national security risk by increasing the attack surface for hacking on all devices.

The implementation of this law will create one of the world's largest reservoir of high-value security holes for hackers to take advantage of in terms of obtaining access to personal devices. It will be hard to control access to exploits and the networks of the AFP, ASIO and other policing bodies when so much valuable information can be obtained by hijacking a single law enforcement agency.

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You could face 10 years in gaol because you surf the web

A law that requires individuals to produce decryption keys for encrypted data could send innocent people to jail, because it is hard to tell the difference between encrypted data and white noise. The government wants to increase the penalty for not providing decryption keys to law enforcement from 2 to up to 10 years. 

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Illegal access to our data by law enforcement needs to be prosecuted

Telecommunications metadata was illegally accessed almost as soon as the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill came into force. Now the government wants new powers to force companies to put in back-doors into electronic devices, and it puts all of us at risk. 

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