What’s important to me

Marriage equality

  • If Australia hasn’t passed this by 2019 I will be super angry with our government


  • Religion is not a force for good
  • Religion should not receive government subsidies in form of tax free status
  • Religion has no place in education
  • Religion teaches people to be satisfied with not understanding the world

N.B.: I am not interested in debating or discussing the above statements for the same reason I wouldn’t enter into debates on the topics of unicorns, leprechauns or pixies.

STEM and Startups

  • Improved STEM teaching especially in regional areas where kids don’t have good access and exposure to technology
  • Better support for tech startups in regional areas
    • Faster NBN roll-out
    • We need a gigabit capable NBN, what kind of backwards Edwardian thinking says copper speeds are acceptable in the 21st century? FTTP, anything else is living in the past.
    • Funding for coworking and tech incubators
      • These will create the jobs of the future

Effective Altruism

  • I give all income above $40,000 per year away (inflation and cost of living adjusted to 2009)
    • as of 2016 this stands at anything above $46,715 (via the RBA inflation calculator)
    • I prioritise giving to local secular charities that do not discriminate towards race, gender or sexual identity/preference
    • more details at how to live happy

Renewable energy

  • Australia should have large solar installations
  • Australia should have more wind farms
  • We need grid scale battery installations instead of gas peakers
  • Fairer feed-in-tariff for residents with solar
  • Tax incentives for purchase of 100% electric vehicles
    • remove LCT on 100% electric vehicles
    • lower registration costs
  • Create more jobs in this sector
    • create incentives for companies like Tesla to build cars and batteries in Australia
  • Australia could be the first entirely renewably powered continent!
    • This is entirely achievable with current technology
    • This would employ and train an incredibly large number of people and get us innovating again

Universal basic income

  • Self driving trucks, buses, taxis and cars are coming very soon and we’re currently ignoring the impact this will have on employment
  • Automation is coming faster than people can be retrained, we need to be thinking of solutions now
  • We are a perfectly sized population to trial replacing existing welfare with a UBI


  • Where is our space program?!
  • Out of the 34 OECD countries only 2 are not represented in the international community by a space agency: Australia and Iceland.
  • We used to be a country of innovation, now we seem to be the country of sitting back and watching the rest of the world innovate
  • We need to inspire our kids to do amazing things here in Australia, not emigrate to do amazing things

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