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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

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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Submission on Banning Dirty Donations

Download this submission: Submission to the Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Banning Dirty Donations) Bill 2020 (PDF, 116 KB, 6 November 2020)

Read all the submissions on the inquiry website here.

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Australian Media & The Internet

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

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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