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.Donate
Majello Morello is the Science Party's candidate for Grayndler.
Eve Slavich is a statistician at the University of New South Wales, providing consulting to academics and students across all disciplines. She has a PhD in ecological statistics.
Eve was also a Senate candidate for the Science Party in 2016.
I was born in Newcastle, NSW and spent my early childhood on the southern shores of lake Macquarie; the second eldest of seven.
I have worked in the private and public sectors, as well as being a small business owner. The greatest satisfaction in my working life was in being employed on contract for a national program involved in identifying and quantifying problems in Indigenous housing. This work took me across the Top End and into remote communities from Elcho Island to Daly River.
Currently retired, my passions are in researching and writing about Cold War history (I am the author of "Lee Harvey Oswald's Cold War"), music and sport.
This party knows that technology is the driver of the future. We have to ensure it is harnessed for the greater good, not the enrichment of the few.
I also share my colleagues' interest in human rights, social justice and parliamentary reform, among other issues. I want to contribute to bringing ethics and public benefit back into a polity that has been imploding for at least a decade under the burden of self interest and lobbyists.
Peter Furness is a former councillor and deputy mayor of South Sydney. He co-founded Australian Marriage Equality in 2004 and was its convenor from 2004 to 2011. He lives in Sydney with his husband Theo and recently took up cycling to and from work to improve his health and reduce his environmental footprint.Donate
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
- developing state-of-the-art inertial-navigation products.
I have previously ran in the Perth by-election, where people were noticeably surprised that we had such great ideas for the future.
When I am not thinking about the future, you might find me exchanging languages, piloting a hang-glider or light-aircraft, or training to break a cross-fit world-record.
Help me bring consistency and sensibility back to politics, by supporting my campaign with a tax-deductible donation.Donate
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.Donate
Andrea Leong is the Leader of the Science Party and the party's lead candidate for the Senate in NSW. She completed a PhD on antibacterial surfaces at the University of New South Wales in 2016, and then moved into microbiome research. She lives in Sydney's inner west and plays percussion with a few community bands and orchestras.
Andrea joined the Science Party (then the Future Party) in 2014 to support the voices that are too rare in politics. Her expectations of politicians are simple: tell the truth, value people, and respect evidence when making decisions.
Believing in the worth of people means fighting for top-notch public education and healthcare, and providing a safety net when people need it, so that everyone has a decent opportunity to make their life what they want it to be.
Investing in discovery and infrastructure consistently pays dividends. The Science Party has a policy of doubling public research funding, which is often returned three-fold to the economy. A real National Broadband Network and High Speed Rail will link people to services, business opportunities, and each other.
The evidence for human-induced climate change is abundant. Our government's failure to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels is pure negligence.
The evidence for much of Australia's overbearing legislation passed in the name of national security is nonexistent. We oppose these threats to our privacy and civil liberties.
The above must be underpinned by a commitment to good government. An honest public service has nothing to fear from an integrity commission. The Australian government must also enter into treaty negotiations as a step towards reconciliation.
Dr James Jansson is the Science Party candidate for Kingsford Smith. He is the federal Deputy Leader and the Leader of the NSW state branch.
"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. The legislation has destroyed the security of our personal devices and critical infrastructure, and hence 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 is favoured towards 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 causes reduced 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."Donate