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Future Party (Australia)

Future Party
Leader James Jansson
Founded 2013 (2013)
Ideology Utilitarianism
Techno-progressivism
"Bright green" environmentalism
Technocentrism
Australian Republicanism
Cornucopianism
Political position Radical Centre
Website
.au.org.futurepartywww
Politics of Australia
Political parties
Elections

The Future Party is a minor political party in Australia established in 2013.[1]

Contents

  • Political philosophy 1
    • Policies 1.1
  • Party structure 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Political philosophy

The Future Party believes that technological development is a positive force in human affairs [2] and values the cultural, economic, and technological benefits of modernism. It believes in freedom of expression, and has a positive view of the power of free markets, and the benefits of high density cities. The party seeks to promote high quality science research and education.[3]

Policies

Future Party policies include the following:[4]

  • Opposition to unnecessary regulations of new technology.
  • Opposition to government monitoring of data and criminalisation of journalism.
  • Greater transparency and openness in government.
  • Increased science research funding.
  • New charter city including a university.[5][6]
  • Increased rate of immigration.[7]
  • Higher density residential development.
  • High quality internet, and internet freedom.
  • Thorium reactor research.
  • Emissions trading and renewable energy.
  • Greater space research and industry.
  • A higher quality education system.
  • An Australian republic.
  • Democratic reform to both houses.
  • Simplified tax system.
  • High-speed rail.
  • Rapid approval for driverless cars.

Party structure

The party was registered with the Australian Electoral Commission on 2 July 2013.[1][8][9][10][11] It is led by James Jansson, a PhD student studying at the Kirby Institute.[12] The Future Party is run as a single federal entity without individual state branches.

At the 2013 Australian federal election the party ran two candidates in the senate[13] in NSW and one candidate in the NSW seat of Kingsford Smith,[14] and another in the QLD seat of Moreton.[15][16]

The party has been involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance, though refused to engage in any large scale preference deal.[17]

See also

References

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  7. ^ 20/20: Growing Australia for a prosperous future
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  9. ^ The Future Party: A party of six nerds
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  11. ^ http://www.skynews.com.au/national/article.aspx?id=893314
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  13. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/guide/snsw/
  14. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/guide/ksmi/
  15. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/guide/more/
  16. ^ http://www.futureparty.org.au/members_faq#/what_elections_will_the_future_party_contest_s6dhlnjzoqtoxey9dauytg9qfb4/
  17. ^ Alliance of micro parties boosts odds for likes of One Nation or Shooters and Fishers gaining Senate spot through preferences: Daily Telegraph 5 September 2013

External links

  • Future Party Website
  • Future Party YouTube Channel
  • Future Party Twitter
  • Future Party Facebook
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