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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Larissa Waters voterbasePro-choice

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Larissa Waters 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?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes


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Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

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?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, 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?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, but only for children and senior citizens

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, too many people are innocently convicted

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Larissa Waters 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?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, 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?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Larissa Waters 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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseFewer

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseRaise

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseLess

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, these tax cuts will only benefit higher income citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, and take an active stance to stop whaling all over the world

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

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, a national high-speed fibre optic network is crucial for the future of Australia's economy

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, private companies should not be able to profit off of healthcare

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

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?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for low income citizens

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, but producers should not be able to patent seeds

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseHelp

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, this concession disproportionately benefits the rich

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, funding should come from their members

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, we should stay out of this conflict

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  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?

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

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, and lower the cap to 20%

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, close loopholes and increase mining taxes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Housing Bubble

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, this helps keeps costs at a standardised rate nationwide

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo, we should stay out of this

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseYes, and decrease their salary and retirement benefits

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  ABCC

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

  Larissa Waters voterbaseNo