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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Steve Dickson voterbasePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes


the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

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

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Steve Dickson 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?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

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?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Steve Dickson 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?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseMore

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseRaise

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

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

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, we must use every diplomatic option first

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes, and provide more free public transportation

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

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 baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo, and univerisity education should be free for all citizens

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  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 baseDecrease

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHurt

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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo, move the dumps to Central Australia where it is geologically stable

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Domestic Policy  ›  Housing Bubble

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

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

  Steve Dickson voterbaseNo