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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Janet Rice votersPro-choice

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Janet Rice votersYes


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Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the organization is internationally recognized as a terrorist group

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Janet Rice votersNo, only allow leases

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?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Janet Rice votersNo, do not censor or monitor data

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Janet Rice votersNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Janet Rice votersYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Janet Rice votersYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Janet Rice votersYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

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?

  Janet Rice votersYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Janet Rice votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

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?

  Janet Rice votersNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Janet Rice votersFewer

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Janet Rice votersNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Janet Rice votersRaise

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Janet Rice votersLess

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Janet Rice votersNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Economy  ›  National Broadband Network

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Janet Rice votersYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

  Janet Rice votersNo

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Janet Rice votersNo

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?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Janet Rice votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Janet Rice votersYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Janet Rice votersHelp

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Janet Rice votersYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

  Janet Rice votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Janet Rice votersNo, funding should come from their members

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

  Janet Rice votersNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Janet Rice votersNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Janet Rice votersNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  Janet Rice votersDecrease

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

  Janet Rice votersNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Janet Rice votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Janet Rice votersNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Janet Rice votersYes

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  Janet Rice votersNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Janet Rice votersNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Janet Rice votersIncrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Janet Rice votersYes, and fund the increased payouts from taxes on high income businesses

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Janet Rice votersYes

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Janet Rice votersNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Janet Rice votersYes, close loopholes and increase mining taxes

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

  Party influenceNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

  Janet Rice votersNo, we should stay out of this

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Janet Rice votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

  Janet Rice votersYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

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?

  Janet Rice votersNo, classify it as a commodity

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

  Janet Rice votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Janet Rice votersYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised