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. The party seeks to promote high quality science research and education.[3] It believes in freedom of expression, and has a positive view of the power of free markets, and the benefits of high density cities.

Policies[edit]

Future Party policies include the following:[4]

  • 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.
  • Greater transparency and openness in government.

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.[15][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/party_registration/Registered_parties/future.htm
  2. ^ http://futureparty.org.au/policy/vision/
  3. ^ http://www.news.com.au/national-news/federal-election/obscure-parties-and-why-they-want-your-vote/story-fnho52ip-1226692544811
  4. ^ http://futureparty.org.au/policy/
  5. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/election-2013-3a-the-future-party/4919604
  6. ^ http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/1698559/senate-partys-bid-for-southern-tablelands-super-city/
  7. ^ http://futurepartyaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/future-party-20-20-report.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/party_registration/Registered_parties/future.htm
  9. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/smokers-pirates-cola-lovers-8230-new-parties-add-colour-to-electoral-canvas-20130720-2qbco.html
  10. ^ http://www.3aw.com.au/blogs/neil-mitchell-blog/the-future-party-a-party-of-six-nerds/20130507-2j4ec.html
  11. ^ http://www.businessinsider.com.au/10-unusual-political-parties-that-could-be-on-aussie-ballot-papers-this-september-2013-5
  12. ^ http://www.skynews.com.au/national/article.aspx?id=893314
  13. ^ http://media.smh.com.au/selections/minor-parties-can-they-win-4665435.html
  14. ^ http://futureparty.org.au/candidates/
  15. ^ Bitter dispute erupts over Senate preferences in Queensland: ABC 5 September 2013
  16. ^ 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

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