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Katy Gallagher’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?

  Katy Gallagher voterbasePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases


Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

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

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

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

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  Katy Gallagher 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, we should protect the jobs of our farmers

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?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Katy Gallagher 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  ›  Gender Transition

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Katy Gallagher 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?

  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?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseFewer

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseLess, and provide more government funding

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Four-day Workweek

Should Australia transition to a four-day workweek?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

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

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, we should provide more funding for renewable energy instead

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, and legalise, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseRaise

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, allow exports to countries which enforce animal cruelty laws

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party influenceNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

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

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

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?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, extreme situations should be handled by higher agencies with specialized training and equipment

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

  Party influenceYes

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

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Katy Gallagher 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?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, but only if exports go to countries which have signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, increase taxes on large multinational corporations instead

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?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Housing Bubble

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseIncrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

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?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, not until China meets strict humanitarian and animal rights standards

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo, we should stay out of this

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  ABCC

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

  Party influenceNo, the currently proposed ABCC would have excessive powers

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Decentralised Finance

Should the underlying technology of our financial system (credit, savings, investing, purchasing) transition from an institutionally owned industry to a decentralised protocol (similar to the internet) that is not owned by any corporation?

  Party’s support baseNo, and I don’t understand the concept of decentralised finance

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?

  Katy Gallagher voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

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

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes