Pages tagged "Policy"

  • 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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  • Electronic Health Records must work for the user

    The Science Party is a strong proponent of electronic health records, for their great potential to save lives and improve quality of life when used well. But this doesn't mean the Australian public should accept a high level of risk in return. 

    We've updated our electronic health records policy to detail some requirements around privacy, security and best practice.

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  • Autonomous Weapons

    The history of humans killing humans is as old as humanity. Perhaps that's why we have long-standing legal frameworks for dealing with such actions in their myriad forms. Our laws define when it is permissible to kill a person—for example in self-defence, or by the authorised use of lethal force in war or in the course of police operations.

    But we are unprepared for machines making critical decisions in killing humans. The Science Party has written its Autonomous Weapons policy in order to deal with this reality.

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  • Our views on a narrow and oddly specific range of issues

    In the lead-up to the 'Super Saturday' by-elections (in Longman, Perth, Fremantle, Braddon and Mayo on 28th July 2018) lobby group GetUp! asked the Science Party about its stance on a few select issues.

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  • Secular Policy Announcement

    Secular Government is one of the Science Party's twelve core principles and today we announce a suite of policies to further this objective. These policies affect areas including taxation, education, healthcare, and child protection.

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