Our quality of life is improved by the continued application of reason, and by scientific discovery.
The Science Party aims to increase opportunity for all individuals, and push society towards the pursuit of knowledge, for the benefit of all of humanity.
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These principles act as a foundation for our policy platform.
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 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.
Modern technology allows rapid change in the nature of society. It can give all people a higher quality of life, greater knowledge, and greater participation in democracy. Technology should be allowed to develop as quickly as possible to maximise the benefit to people living both now and in the future. The speed at which technology should progress should only be limited if it is unsafe or economically infeasible to achieve. The benefits that technology brings should not be hindered in ways that the old economies were controlled; in particular, the internet and related communication technologies should remain uncensored, and should have the freedom to fulfil its primary purpose: mass-producing information and spreading it in an efficient and expedient manner.
We believe in a positive future for all people; a future where people are healthier, wealthier, longer lived and more free. While it is tempting to view the world as getting worse, due to the easier flow of information, every passing decade has brought substantial improvements in our quality of life. Modernity has brought stability, freedom, abundance, health and happiness to the world. The Science Party is committed to ensuring that these advancements are well spread throughout society, to all Australians and around the world. We see the world accelerating quickly, and want to ensure the bottom rises faster than the top.
A positive outlook on the future can boost the development of the economy. Optimism encourages investment, accelerating technological advancement. A positive outlook in our personal lives also improves our prospects as individuals. Only when we believe that our situation can be improved can we be motivated to improve our skills. This optimism can only exist in a world where investment truly leads to opportunity. The Science Party wishes to change the personal, political and corporate culture to embrace the future and the benefits technology and reform will bring.
We provide an alternative to the reactionist policies of other parties. Those policies are based on reactions to current events, often with short term views as to the changes that need to occur to appease those who are affected by these changes. While new policies in response to current events are sometimes necessary, government, corporations and individuals can and should plan for long-term goals and outcomes.
Technological development is something that all people play a part in. All people are capable of using their intelligence to solve problems, to work more efficiently and create new inventions, no matter how small, in almost any field. People are also directly involved in the implementation of new technology in their homes and workplaces, where they must make choices about what technology to use and how to use it.
We believe that the economy should be directed such as to maximise technological development and adoption where it is advantageous and safe to do so.
The Science Party aims to make Australia a technologically advanced country with a high quality of life for all its citizens and residents.
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