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James Paterson’s Policies

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


Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbasePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

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?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

JP>JP  James Paterson 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?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

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?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseMore

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

JP>JP  James Paterson 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?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseHelp, but ban their ability to make political donations

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

JP>JP  James Paterson 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?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Housing Bubble

Should the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raise interest rates to prevent a housing bubble?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseIncrease

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes, and decrease their salary and retirement benefits

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  ABCC

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

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

JP>JP  James Paterson voterbaseYes