As an Industrial designer and maker, I believe in creating better user experiences and trying to improve and fix things whenever I can.
I completed a Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) at the University of New South Wales, with industry experience in creating packaging for businesses based in Australia and overseas. While studying at UNSW, I helped create the solar cars, eVe and VIolet, that travelled across Australia, and was part of the Timekeeper and Harmony Valley display projects for the 2018 VIVID Sydney festival.
I have been living in the Campsie area in Sydney's inner west since I was young.
Australia's future lies in innovating in new and proven technologies. I believe Australia should be amongst the world's leading nations in technologies and progress. I believe we can do better.
I am a lawyer with my own practice based in Sydney's inner west, and my clients include high tech startups, not for profits, and families of all types. From a very young age I've been motivated by a strong sense of justice, which is what led me to practising law.
I believe in finding better solutions to big problems by looking at the relevant evidence and making decisions with a long term view.
I listen to many points of view and look at issues holistically. If someone is willing to talk and to listen, about any difficult subject, I am also willing to talk and to listen.
I'm inspired by leaders whose actions are guided by principles and integrity, who are able to reach consensus and to influence positive and just change, not just political expediency.
I joined the Science Party because I believe in creating a better future by investing in research and education, focussing on people and the health of the whole community, and promoting and protecting an environment that can sustain us well into the future.
So a little about me. I started my working life in the print industry, working on many different types of publications including books, magazines and brochures.
A change of direction took me into gardening on a professional basis and I have been doing that for 15 years now.
Australian politics has been a constant source of frustration for me for many years as the constant shenanigans of various politicians and the ludicrous overspending on badly thought out projects and consultancies just keep piling up.
So now, even though I do not consider myself a politician, I am someone with a thirst to help the people achieve a better, safer, more productive way of life with the help of the best new technologies we can employ.
To this end I offer myself forward to help build a brighter, healthier and happier future for the Mallee electorate.
Gary Davies has 20 years' experience as a Software Engineer, working on projects including train control systems in England, Malaysia and Sweden. He now specialises in Mobile Applications that help us understand our Australian environment, from beneficial insects to dolphins. A Perth local, he went to school in Fremantle and studied Computer Science at Murdoch University.
Since 2016, Gary has been an active member of the United Nations Association of Australia (WA). He is dedicated to informing, inspiring and engaging the Australian community and leaders regarding the work, goals and values of the United Nations to create a safer, fairer and more sustainable world.
Gary understands that difficult problems lie ahead for Australia and the rest of the world, and one of the biggest challenges is climate change. We need to balance reversing our negative impact on the environment with sustaining the economy to avoid unemployment, lower wages and lost opportunities. Let's transform our economy by investing in the goods and services that have positive impacts on our environment and also stimulate our economy: a win-win for us and our planet.
Australia has the potential to provide world class Education, Healthcare and Social Security. This can be achieved by listening to our experts and studying countries that are world leaders. The CSIRO should be funded to collect data, provide data models and recommendations that will be implemented using government policy. Policies based on science will produce the outcomes we need to transform Australia into a successful country for all to live in.
As an engineer, I am driven by curiosity and a belief in innovation and knowledge.
I believe that policy should be separated from ideology, and that we should seek a more thorough understanding of the complexities involved in important decisions; asking the right questions, determining the fundamental issues, questioning assumptions, and evaluating all options, we can arrive at better solutions that provide a healthy and prosperous future for everyone.
Australia should lead the world in high-tech industries, particularly in renewables, agriculture, and health-care, and I will support businesses to develop these technologies and the workers that manufacture them.
Since graduating with Honours in Mechatronics engineering, I have been working in Australian companies producing high-tech products, and with projects that propel Australia's capabilities in world-wide markets, including:
encouraging students to pursue STEM careers by volunteering at the Science and Engineering Challenge across the country,
designing nano-positioners for research into low-cost medical imaging,
developing electronics and software for ultra-high efficiency engines,
designing safety-critical systems for oil-and-gas environments, and
Brendan Clarke works as a systems engineer at the Commonwealth Bank and has a strong interest in science and technology. He has lived in Hornsby Heights for nearly a decade and moved to the area for the educational opportunity for his daughters. He is one of the co-founders of Transhumanism Australia and a co-organiser for the Sydney 2600 meetup group. With interests in virtual and augmented reality, robotics, artificial intelligence and the need for affordable high speed internet, Brendan feels very strongly in the need to invest in science and education along with infrastructure.
"I'm running in this election to provide a sensible alternative to a failed government and ineffective opposition, neither of whom have a vision for Australia that the public can get behind.
The current government and Labor opposition have spent the last 20 years eating into our rights through national security legislation. This legislation allows the government to hold people without charge, remove citizenship without trial, hack our devices and spy on our every move. It has destroyed the security of our personal devices and critical infrastructure, and hence the laws are themselves a threat to national security.
We're going to build the infrastructure that a modern nation needs. We'll make the changes that are needed to bring our internet up to international standards, build high speed rail and new cities to accommodate our growing population.
The tax system favours people who make their wealth predominantly through capital gains; that is, it favours the wealthy. The Science Party intends to reform the tax system to level the playing field, with reforms to capital gains tax and land tax.
I'm a startup founder and have seen first hand what an uncertain regulatory environment does to startups. The recent crackdown on software startups using the R&D tax incentive reduces spending on research and pushes startups to consider overseas options. I also have a PhD in the Mathematical Modelling of HIV, and I have direct experience of what cuts to the research budget have done to academia in Australia.
We'll bring stability and rationality back to government with a vision to grow our country."