Sustainable Australia party response to STA 2022 Federal Election Priorities
Response from the party:
Sustainable Australia Party is an independent community movement from the political centre, with a positive plan for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia. We support a science and evidence-based approach to policy.
As you may be aware, Sustainable Australia Party is running Senate candidates in every state and territory.
Sustainable Australia Party believes we should better fund and support pure and applied science, with a key focus being the creation of a sustainable society. To help achieve this Sustainable Australia Party will:
Ensure students are science-literate through primary and secondary schools
Rebuild and/or adequately fund public scientific flagship institutions such as the CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Space Agency and medical research institutions
Ensure enough quality public-sector jobs are available for science graduates and workers to stop the brain drain
You will find these overarching objectives in our science policy here:
Sustainable Australia Party is therefore in agreement with the direction of Science & Technology Australia, and supports its ten objectives. Importantly, we are also in full agreement regarding a comprehensive approach in respect to our Environment policy and our Animals & Biodiversity policy.
Furthermore we would better invest in university and institutional science and technology research and development to enhance Australia’s creativity, innovation and productivity. Please see our education policy here: Education – Sustainable Australia Party