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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  ›  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  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

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

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Donor influenceHelp

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

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 Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

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 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, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

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