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Peter Furness’ 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?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbasePro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

PF>PF  Peter Furness 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?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes


Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness 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?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

PF>PF  Peter Furness 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?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness 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?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseMore

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo, the most qualified candidate should get the position regardless of gender

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  National Broadband Network

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseRaise

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

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?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo, move the dumps to Central Australia where it is geologically stable

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Housing Bubble

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseIncrease

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

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

PF>PF  Party’s support baseYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Public School

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

PF>PF  Peter Furness voterbaseYes