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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes


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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Public statementsYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Public statementsYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the organization is internationally recognized as a terrorist group

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Public statementsYes, if they are approved by a review board

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Party’s support baseNo, do not censor or monitor data

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  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?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Party’s support baseNo, we should provide more funding for renewable energy instead

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseMore, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo, but increase funding for addiction prevention and rehabilitation

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseRaise

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes, but only for medical use

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Party’s support baseLess

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Public statementsNo, ban all live exports

the Economy  ›  National Broadband Network

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

  Public statementsYes, a national high-speed fibre optic network is crucial for the future of Australia's economy

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Party’s support baseNo, diversity should be encouraged but not forced

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 baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Donor influenceHelp

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Party’s support baseNo, funding should come from their members

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

  Public statementsYes, but only if exports go to countries which have signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and lower the cap to 50%

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Public statementsYes

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

  Party’s support baseYes, this helps keeps costs at a standardised rate nationwide

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

  Party’s support baseNo, we should stay out of this

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for Senators?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  ABCC

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

  Public statementsNo, the currently proposed ABCC would have excessive powers

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes