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Andrew Bartlett’s Policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Australian voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbasePro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes


Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and we should socialise medicine and healthcare

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Party’s support baseNo, do not censor or monitor data

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseFewer

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Party’s support baseLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Four-day Workweek

Should Australia transition to a four-day workweek?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Party’s support baseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  National Broadband Network

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes, but only for medical use

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseRaise

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes, this gun’s availability would put the public at risk of a mass shooting

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but producers should not be able to patent seeds

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Australia be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseHelp

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?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Taliban Financial Aid

Should the World Bank and International Monetary Fund provide financial aid to the Taliban government in Afghanistan?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. and NATO use military forces to defend Ukraine from a Russian invasion?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Party’s support baseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

  Party influenceNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseYes, but only if China agrees to float the yuan and end its currency manipulation

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  ABCC

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

  Party influenceNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo, classify it as a commodity

the Economy  ›  Cryptocurrency

Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

  Andrew Bartlett voterbaseNo