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Reason vs Arts Party on the issues

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Reason’s answer: Pro-choice Source

Arts Party’s answer: Pro-choice Source

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Reason’s answer: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason’s answer: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason’s answer: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason’s answer: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

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Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member Source

Do you support lock out laws? stats discuss

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Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

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

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Science issues

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

Reason’s answer: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Environmental issues

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

Reason’s answer: Yes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, if they are approved by a review board Source

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Arts Party’s answer: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, but increase environmental restrictions and oversight Source

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

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, but only if exports go to countries which have signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, but only if there is no risk to the environment Source

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

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Healthcare issues

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

Reason’s answer: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Are you in favour of universal dental care? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana? stats discuss

Reason’s answer: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason voters: Less Source

Arts Party’s answer: Less Source

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

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Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, but the government should provide free language learning courses Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Increase Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

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Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Arts Party’s answer: Fewer Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

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Arts Party’s answer: Raise Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, a national high-speed fibre optic network is crucial for the future of Australia's economy Source

Should the government subsidise farmers? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: This is an idea work exploring Source

Should the government ban negative gearing? stats discuss

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Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

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Arts Party’s answer: Help Source

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

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Arts Party’s answer: Question too broad. Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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

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Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, as long as offshore income is reported Source

Should the government reinstate the Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

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Arts Party’s answer: Yes, but it should not replace our national treasury-backed currency Source

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

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Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Reason’s answer: Yes Source

Arts Party voters: Yes Source

Criminal issues

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

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: No, this gun poses no greater risk than existing firearms Source

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

Reason voters: No Source

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Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes Source

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

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

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Arts Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Reason voters: Decrease Source

Arts Party’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Reason voters: Increase Source

Arts Party’s answer: Increase Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should the government regulate the internet? stats discuss

Reason’s answer: No, do not censor or monitor data Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, but after approval from a judicial or other independent body Source

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use? stats discuss

Reason’s answer: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No, all GP visits should be bulk billed on medicare Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

Should the government raise interest rates to prevent a housing bubble? stats discuss

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: The housing bubble is a result of the concentration of wealth in investors, who do not contribute wealth, but inflation, to the economy. Adequate taxation, and removing their tax cuts, including Negative Gearing, are the best first step. Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Reason voters: Yes Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic? stats discuss

Reason’s answer: It should be decided in a referendum Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Electoral issues

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, as long as they have finished serving their sentence Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes, but limit the amount they can donate Source

Education issues

Should universities set their own fees? stats discuss

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Reason voters: No Source

Arts Party voters: No Source

National Security issues

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Reason have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Arts Party’s answer: No Source

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