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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbasePro-choice

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes


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Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo, 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseFewer

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

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

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseRaise

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseLess

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo, 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes, 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

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  ›  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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseHelp

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Party’s support baseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

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.

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes, 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes, and lower the cap to 50%

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes, and fund the increased payouts from taxes on high income businesses

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseDecrease

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes, close loopholes and increase mining taxes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo, we should stay out of this

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes, and decrease their salary and retirement benefits

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Mehreen Faruqi 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?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Mehreen Faruqi voterbaseYes, if the company promises to create new jobs by hiring local residents