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Labors policies on economic issues

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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

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Voting recordNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsYes


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the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsIncrease for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

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

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

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Donor influenceHelp

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

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  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo