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Future Party (Australia)

Future Party
Leader James Jansson
Founded 2013 (2013)
Ideology Utilitarianism
"Bright green" environmentalism
Australian Republicanism
Political position Radical Centre
Politics of Australia
Political parties

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


  • 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]


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


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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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  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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