Future Party (Australia)

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This article is about an Australian political party. For other groups, see Future Party (disambiguation).
Future Party
Leader James Jansson
Founded 2013 (2013)
Ideology Utilitarianism
Techno-progressivism
"Bright green" environmentalism
Cosmopolitanism
Secularism
Republicanism
Cornucopianism
Website
www.futureparty.org.au
Politics of Australia
Political parties
Elections

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

Political philosophy[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

The party was registered with the Australian Electoral Commission on 2 July 2013.[8][9][10][11][12] It is led by James Jansson, a PhD student studying at the Kirby Institute.[13] 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.[14]

The party has been involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance, though refused to engage in any large scale preference deal.[15]

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