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Katy Gallagher’s Policies



the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbasePro-choice

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

KG>KG  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?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo, more research needs to be done to ensure there is no groundwater contamination

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher 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?

KG>KG  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?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

KG>KG  Party influenceYes, but not for cosmetics

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseRaise

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?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but only for medical use

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

KG>KG  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?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, and univerisity education should be free for all citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseHelp

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?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo, funding should come from their members

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes, but only if exports go to countries which have signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

KG>KG  Party influenceYes

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, focus on ending tax evasion instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

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

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes, this helps keeps costs at a standardised rate nationwide

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Public School

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  ABCC

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

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

KG>KG  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

KG>KG  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead