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Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, and we should socialise medicine and healthcare

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material


the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

AH>AH  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, this gun’s availability would put the public at risk of a mass shooting

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Australia?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

AH>AH  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

AH>AH  Party’s support baseLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

AH>AH  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, and legalise, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, and provide more free public transportation

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

AH>AH  Party influenceNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

AH>AH  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

AH>AH  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseI am satisfied with the current amount

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

AH>AH  Party influenceYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Australia, have the right to vote?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

AH>AH  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

AH>AH  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Public School

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

AH>AH  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  ABCC

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

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

AH>AH  Aaron Hammond voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

AH>AH  Party’s support baseNo