Popular Political Issues
We receive over a million unique answers (and filter out multiple submissions) to our political issues survey per day and categorize the submissions by political affiliation, state, city, and referral website. Choose an issue below to start exploring.
Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Should citizens lose their citizenship if they join a terrorist organization in a foreign country?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?
Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Drug Price Regulation
Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?
Plastic Product Ban
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
Sunday Double Wages
Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Foreign Land Ownership
Should the government allow the sale of Australian agricultural land and water to foreign buyers?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Coal Seam Gas
Should the government allow Coal Seam Gas (CSG) projects in Australia?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Mining Water Use
If their projects involve water, should coal companies be subject to additional government regulations?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Australia?
Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Adler A110 Ban
Should the government ban the import of the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
North Korea Military Strikes
Should Australia conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Pill Testing at Music Festivals
Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?
Should political parties be required to run a certain percentage of women candidates?
Turnball Tax Cut
Do you support Malcolm Turnbull’s $50 billion corporate tax cut?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should the government allow the export of live animals to foreign countries?
Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?
National Broadband Network
Should the Australian government continue to invest billions of dollars into the development of the National Broadband Network?
Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
ISIS Ground Troops
Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?
Political Party Subsidies
Should political parties receive money from the government?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?
U.S. Military Bases
Should Australia allow the U.S. to operate military bases located in Australia.
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should immigrants to Australia be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should Australia increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
High Speed Rail
Should the federal government invest in the construction of a high speed rail?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in Australia, have the right to vote?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Do you support building a nuclear waste storage facility in the Northern Territory?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should parental leave payments increase based on the mother's wage?
Should Australian citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
Should Australia back the Egyptian military's crackdown against the muslim brotherhood?
Should hospitals continue to be funded on fee-for-service model?
Should the federal government turn over school funding to the states?
Should the government reinstate the Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)?
Should the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raise interest rates to prevent a housing bubble?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?