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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
  • Implement Gonski reforms
  • Computer programming in schools
  • Support disadvantaged schools
  • Publicly funded extension school
  • Close offshore detention centres
  • Marriage equality
  • Decriminalise drug use
  • Treaty with Indigenous Australia
Good government
  • Transparent, open government
  • Whistleblower protection
  • End metadata retention
  • Secularism
  • 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

Remember the Future?

When I was a kid, ~the~ show to watch was ‘Beyond 2000’

Each week during prime time, they would explore the new technologies and innovations that would soon become available to everyone, and the promises of a better future that came with them. The optimism for the future was infectious.

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Covid is $#!T

It’s been noted that ‘without plumbing, there is no civilisation’. We take for granted that we have running clean water and sewers to remove our excrement from our environment. Letting excrement build up in one location is a sure-fire way for disease to spread, and we have billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure to remove and treat sewage to keep everyone healthy. It’s easily summed up in a simple imperative: Don’t shit where you eat.

These days a new type of excretion is contaminating our environment. As they breathe, Covid19-infected individuals shed viral particles everywhere they go – filling the air with trillions of pathogens that could infect anyone who inhales them.

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Australian UBI?

With Jobkeeper back on the table, it’s once again a good time to talk about how we should deal with welfare as a country.

We hand out cash freely to some people, while we plague others with fraudulent debt notices that may cripple financially, with dire ultimate consequences.

There is a case to be made for a universal basic income (UBI) – an unconditional payment to everyone that ensures the basics of life are catered for. It may give people security to leave a bad situation, or freedom to pursue a new future. No conditions means no bureaucracy, which improves productivity and efficiency, and the universal nature of UBI means even conservatives can get on board.

But how to afford such a payment? Surely giving away free money would blow the budget?

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History of the Science Party Logo

On occasion, we are asked ‘What’s the deal with the Science Party logo?’

Is it just some cubes stacked together?

It’s more than that. It takes a lot of the things we value in the party, and condenses them into a single icon.

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2019–2020 Annual Report

In this blog post:

  • Financial report, June 2019–July 2020
  • Leader's report for the 12 months to November 2020

The financial figures below were delivered in the Treasurer's Report by Michael Maroske, and the Leader's Report delivered by Andrea Leong, at the Science Party's Annual General Meeting on 19 November 2020, online.

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