blog Which party should Australian technologists vote for in the upcoming Federal Election this Saturday? How should you vote in the House of Representatives and the Senate, if you are focused on technology issues such as the National Broadband Network, digital rights and the development of Australia’s technology sector? To be honest, no party holds all the cards and each has their weaknesses. However, in an article on Delimiter 2.0 today (subscriber content), I argue that the Greens are the best option, winning out over the Pirate Party by a nose. In summary:
“When it comes to technology policy in Australia’s 2013 Federal Election, there is one party with a better approach on almost every front. From supporting an all-fibre National Broadband Network to protecting Australians’ digital privacy rights, the Greens generally have their major competitors beat when it comes to technology policy, and their parliamentary experience gives them an edge on minor party rivals.”
Personally, I don’t vote based on technology policy; I vote based on refugee issues. Because of this, I have historically voted only for the Democrats and the Greens, as I’ve said many times on Delimiter and on Twitter. I’m curious to know which way other people will be voting on Saturday, and why. What aspects of the parties’ policies and performance has earned your support?
Image credit: Australian Greens