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Democratic Labour

Democratic Labour’s political views

Science issues

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

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Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

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Immigration issues

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

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Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, do not turn back boats and process them onshore Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

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Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

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Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

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Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Increase Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

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Social issues

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No Source

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No Source

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Pro-life Source

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

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Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

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Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

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Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men Source

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

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Should parental leave payments increase based on the mother's wage? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, but increase the equal pay amount and duration of leave Source

Economic issues

If their projects involve water, should coal companies be subject to additional government regulations? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Lower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Keep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, but provide treatment for those testing positive Source

Should the Australian government continue to invest billions of dollars into the development of the National Broadband Network? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, a more cost effective solution should be developed such as fibre to the node Source

Do you support Malcolm Turnbull’s $50 billion corporate tax cut? stats discuss

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Should the government ban negative gearing? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, this concession disproportionately benefits the rich Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

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Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure Source

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, and adjust it every year according to inflation Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Help, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited Source

Should the government subsidise farmers? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

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Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, increase taxes on large multinational corporations instead Source

Do you support an increase in the mineral resources rent tax? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, close loopholes and increase mining taxes Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

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Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay? stats discuss

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Should the government reinstate the Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

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Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, classify it as a commodity Source

Healthcare issues

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

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Should Australia increase federal funding for mental health research and treatment? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services Source

Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Less Source

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, and legalise, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it Source

Are you in favour of universal dental care? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should hospitals continue to be funded on fee-for-service model? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, this helps keeps costs at a standardised rate nationwide Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should citizens lose their citizenship if they join a terrorist organization in a foreign country? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, we must use every diplomatic option first Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

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Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Neither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending Source

Should Australia allow the U.S. to operate military bases located in Australia. stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Increase, but only for countries that have no human rights violations Source

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

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Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should Australia back the Egyptian military's crackdown against the muslim brotherhood? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, we should stay out of this Source

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production Source

Should the government allow Coal Seam Gas (CSG) projects in Australia? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, more research needs to be done to ensure there is no groundwater contamination Source

Should the government allow the sale of Australian agricultural land and water to foreign buyers? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, only allow leases Source

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

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Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

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Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified Source

Do you support building a nuclear waste storage facility in the Northern Territory? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No Source

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, but only if exports go to countries which have signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty Source

Education issues

Should universities set their own fees? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No, and univerisity education should be free for all citizens Source

Should the federal government turn over school funding to the states? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should the federal government regulate the internet? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No Source

Should the federal government be able to monitor phone calls and emails? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No Source

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should politicians be held financially responsible for promoting false statements? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, politicians should be held more accountable for their actions Source

Are you in favour of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

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Should political parties be required to run a certain percentage of women candidates? stats discuss

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Should the government allow the export of live animals to foreign countries? stats discuss

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Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

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Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

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Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes Source

Should the federal government invest in the construction of a high speed rail? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, if it is a Hyperloop Source

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

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Should the government raise interest rates to prevent a housing bubble? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: No Source

Electoral issues

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

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Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

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Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

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Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public? stats discuss

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Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

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Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

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Criminal issues

Should the government ban the import of the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, this gun’s availability would put the public at risk of a mass shooting Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Democratic Labour’s answer: Yes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes Source

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

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National Security issues

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

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