To promote intellectual and personal freedom in public debate and public policy, including the application of classic scientific methods to the analysis of scientific questions, and the transparency, contestability and accountability of public decision-making.
Our motivating purpose is to create, nurture the development of, and advocate for social and institutional changes in response to what has happened during the covid era. We aim to provide a place for critical and constructive reflection upon the mistakes made and lessons to be learnt in order to avoid repetitions in the future of policy interventions that rely on social coercion and population-wide mandates.
Driven by intellectual curiosity and a commitment to pro-human ideals, we believe that questioning existing knowledge and the fit between theoretical frameworks and empirical data is the essence of the scientific enterprise. We believe that free thought and good science are needed to craft and adapt policies required to sustain free societies.
Freedom in science includes freedom of inquiry, freedom to be sceptical and freedom to question established wisdom or the dominant worldview and set of beliefs. These liberties are integral to scientific advance and progress.
Freedom is also integral to the practice of medicine. It underpins the sacred Hippocratic Oath of "First, Do No Harm'" which is indispensable to the principle of informed consent and is fundamental to the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship.
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Australians for Science and Freedom Limited is public company and registered not-for-profit.
Australian Company Number 664 313 160