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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples


Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only increase funding for personalised care instead of subsidising pharmaceutical companies

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes, and we should socialise medicine and healthcare

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Linda Reynolds 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?

  Party’s support baseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Party’s support baseNo, spending life in prison is a harsher sentence

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Linda Reynolds 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?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseMore

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes, this gun’s availability would put the public at risk of a mass shooting

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseLower

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes, but only for medical use

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes, and provide more free public transportation

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Party’s support baseYes, and take an active stance to stop whaling all over the world

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  National Broadband Network

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

  Linda Reynolds 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

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo, and univerisity education should be free for all citizens

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Party influenceYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseHurt

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Linda Reynolds 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?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Party influenceNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Housing Bubble

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Linda Reynolds 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?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Linda Reynolds voterbaseYes