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Paul Fletcher’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?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Paul Fletcher voterbasePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, 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


Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, as long as the organization is internationally recognized as a terrorist group

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  Paul Fletcher 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?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, but only to prevent child pornography and copyright infringement

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Transition

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

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

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Paul Fletcher 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

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Paul Fletcher 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?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Party’s support baseYes, but scale back our current involvement

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?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, diversity should be encouraged but not forced

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

the Economy  ›  Four-day Workweek

Should Australia transition to a four-day workweek?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

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 media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Paul Fletcher 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?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  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?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, a more cost effective solution should be developed such as fibre to the node

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, but only for medical use

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseLower

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, take a diplomatic approach to discourage Japanese whaling

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseHurt

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, and we should establish more neutrality in our international affairs

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, not until we decrease our national debt

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?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

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

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, but increase the equal pay amount and duration of leave

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, and we should abolish it

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only relative to the amount that other countries contribute

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

  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

Domestic Policy  ›  Housing Bubble

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, we already have term limits that are called “elections”

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Paul Fletcher 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)?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo, we should establish a national broad-based anti-corruption watchdog instead

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Paul Fletcher voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes