Future Party (Australia)
"Bright green" environmentalism
|Politics of Australia
The Future Party believes that technological development is a positive force in human affairs  and values the cultural, economic, and technological benefits of modernism. The party seeks to promote high quality science research and education. It believes in freedom of expression, and has a positive view of the power of free markets, and the benefits of high density cities.
Future Party policies include the following:
- Increased science research funding.
- New charter city including a university.
- Increased rate of immigration.
- 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.
- Greater transparency and openness in government.
The party was registered with the Australian Electoral Commission on 2 July 2013. It is led by James Jansson, a PhD student studying at the Kirby Institute. The Future Party is run as a single federal entity, currently without individual state branches. At the 2013 Australian federal election the party ran two candidates in the senate in NSW and one candidate in the NSW seat of Kingsford Smith, and another in the QLD seat of Moreton.
- Bitter dispute erupts over Senate preferences in Queensland: ABC 5 September 2013
- 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