It's been one year since the Science Party endorsed a formal NSW state branch!
The Science Party NSW provides a political voice at the local and state levels for residents of New South Wales. We represent everyone who thinks governments should be transparent and accountable, and that the aim of government should be to use data-driven policy to achieve strong communities and a strong economy. We're optimistic about the future and see technology as a tool that can be used to improve our quality of life.Read more
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Submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW: Review of solar feed-in tariffs 2017–18 (PDF, 43 KB, 29 May 2017).
The NSW Science Party made a submission to the Finkel Review into the future security of the National Electricity Market earlier this year. In this blog post, Tom Geiser—lead author of the submission and energy industry professional—unpacks some of the major outcomes of the review.Read more
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Submission to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (PDF, 218 KB, 18 February 2017).
The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy recently called for public submissions to their Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market. The NSW Science Party was one of over 360 organisations and individuals who made a submission.
Our four main recommendations were:Read more
The Science Party NSW and the Science Party Women group celebrate International Women's Day!
We support equal opportunity in all fields and better access to reproductive health care for girls and women.Read more
It's the first of the month, which means it's freedom of information (FOI) request time!
Late last year I made an FOI request to the NSW Department of Education, seeking the status of the Review of Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics in NSW government schools. This review was opened for public comment in mid-2015. A costly independent report was commissioned shortly after, and it was received in March 2016. In November, I asked the how the report was coming along.
It's not.Read more
I extend my congratulations to Gladys Berejiklian on her new role as NSW Premier.
At her first press conference an hour into the job, an unidentified reporter asked Berejiklian: "The obvious question is do you think [being unmarried and childless] is a disadvantage politically because people have kids and they have families and people identify with that."
This "obvious" question was not at the front of my mind, I have to admit.Read more
Well, I got my answer. There are currently no plans to release the findings of the review into Special Religious Education and Ethics classes in NSW schools.Read more
On the 5th of December 2016, the Science Party created a formal NSW branch. Now we need your help to grow and get scientific thinking into NSW state politics!
Just a follow-up on my previous post about my FOI request regarding the Review of Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics in NSW government schools.
SPOILER: the response was unsatisfactory.Read more