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Democratic Labour platform and policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Australian voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

DL>DL  Public statementsPro-life

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

DL>DL  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes


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Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

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?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

DL>DL  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

DL>DL  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

DL>DL  Public statementsI am satisfied with the current system

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  National Broadband Network

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

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

DL>DL  Public statementsYes, but only for medical use

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

DL>DL  Public statementsNo, take a diplomatic approach to discourage Japanese whaling

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

DL>DL  Public statementsHelp, but ban their ability to make political donations

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo

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?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

DL>DL  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

DL>DL  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

DL>DL  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

DL>DL  Public statementsIncrease

Education  ›  Public School

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

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

DL>DL  Party’s support baseYes