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Science vs Labor on economic issues

Economic issues

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

Science’s answer: Yes Source

Labor’s answer: Yes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position Source

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

Science’s answer: Whatever the precise weekend rates, total wages should not decrease. Source

Labor’s answer: Yes Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Science’s answer: No Source

Labor’s answer: No, this is a waste of time and money Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Science’s answer: Close unfair tax loopholes which benefit the wealthy Source

Labor’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Science’s answer: Yes Source

Labor’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Labor’s answer: Yes Source

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

Science’s answer: Fewer Source

Labor voters: More Source

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

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

Labor’s answer: Increase for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses Source

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

Science’s answer: No Source

Labor’s answer: No Source

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

Science’s answer: Yes, using a fibre-to-the-premises model Source

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

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

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Labor’s answer: Yes, but only for organic farms Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

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Labor voters: Yes Source

Should the government ban negative gearing? stats discuss

Science’s answer: Not at this point in time, but the 50% Capital Gains Tax discount should be removed Source

Labor’s answer: Yes, this concession disproportionately benefits the rich Source

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

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

Labor’s answer: Help Source

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

Science’s answer: Yes Source

Labor’s answer: Yes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens Source

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

Science’s answer: No Source

Labor voters: Yes Source

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

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

Labor voters: Yes Source

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

Science’s answer: No Source

Labor’s answer: Yes Source

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

Science’s answer: No Source

Labor’s answer: No, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy Source

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

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Labor voters: Yes Source

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

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Labor voters: No Source

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

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Labor’s answer: Yes, close loopholes and increase mining taxes Source

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

Science’s answer: Yes Source

Labor’s answer: No, and neither should corporations and business organizations Source

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

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Labor’s answer: No, the currently proposed ABCC would have excessive powers Source

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

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Labor’s answer: No, and it has no intrinsic value Source

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

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Labor voters: No Source

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