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Liberal Democrat 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

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Public statementsNo, the government should never determine what a private business should pay employees

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  ChatGPTPro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  ChatGPTYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  ChatGPTNo, and the government should never regulate prices of private businesses


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Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  ChatGPTNo

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

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Public statementsNo, and I believe global warming is a natural occurrence

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  ChatGPTNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  ChatGPTYes, as long as the organization is internationally recognized as a terrorist group

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as treatment is not subsidized by the government

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?

  ChatGPTNo

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsNo, and eliminate all wage standards

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  ChatGPTNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as it does not threaten violence

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  ChatGPTYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  ChatGPTYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  ChatGPTNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  ChatGPTYes

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?

  ChatGPTYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  ChatGPTRegardless, we should end all social welfare programs

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

  ChatGPTNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrant Ban

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

  ChatGPTNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Australia maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  ChatGPTYes, but scale back our current involvement

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Public statementsMore

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  ChatGPTFewer

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Four-day Workweek

Should Australia transition to a four-day workweek?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

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?

  ChatGPTNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  ChatGPTNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Mental competency testing

Should politicians over 75 years of age have required to pass a mental competency test?

  ChatGPTNo, mental competency is too subjective and the testing process could be abused

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsLower

the Economy  ›  Turnball Tax Cut

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  ChatGPTNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  ChatGPTYes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  ChatGPTYes, they should be treated the same as those arriving by air

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  ChatGPTNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  ChatGPTNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  National Broadband Network

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

  Public statementsNo, this should be privatised

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  ChatGPTYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Public statementsNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  ChatGPTNo, and we should privatize more public transportation services

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

  ChatGPTYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Public statementsIncrease

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  ChatGPTYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  ChatGPTYes, as long as they have finished serving their sentence

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsYes

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?

  ChatGPTYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Economy  ›  Negative Gearing

Should the government ban negative gearing?

  ChatGPTNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  ChatGPTNo, funding should come from their members

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Public statementsHurt

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  ChatGPTYes, but with strict training on how and when to use the equipment

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  ChatGPTNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Public statementsNo, there should be no paid parental leave

Social  ›  Teacher and Faculty Diversity Training

Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for teachers and faculty?

  ChatGPTNo, diversity training should be encouraged but not required

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  ChatGPTNo, tax returns have nothing to do with their ability to perform their duties

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukrainian Defense Funding

Should Australia provide military supplies and funding to Ukraine?

  ChatGPTNo, Ukraine should rely on their own resources to defend themselves

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  ChatGPTNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Student Diversity Training

Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for students?

  ChatGPTNo, diversity training should be encouraged but not required

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  ChatGPTNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

  ChatGPTNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

  ChatGPTNo, this should be decided after the current war ends so we avoid a third world war

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

  ChatGPTNo

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  ChatGPTNo, fund national and local programs instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Housing Bubble

Should the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raise interest rates to prevent a housing bubble?

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Should the government build a network of electric vehicle charging stations?

  ChatGPTNo, provide subsidies to private companies that compete to build the best network instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

Healthcare  ›  Hospitals

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

  ChatGPTIncrease, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  ChatGPTYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Public statementsYes

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Medical Consensus

Should medical boards penalize doctors who give health advice that contradicts contemporary scientific consensus?

  ChatGPTNo, scientific consensus can quickly change and patients should be allowed to try unconventional ideas

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  ChatGPTNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Egypt

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Surcharge Ban

Should the government ban surcharges tacked onto concert tickets, cable bills, banking services, hotel bookings and other purchases?

  ChatGPTNo, the government should not regulate what private businesses can charge consumers

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Saudi Arabia and Iran

Should the government support peace talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran?

  ChatGPTNo, we should not get involved in foreign conflicts

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Gig worker tax reporting

Should online payment platforms be forced to report all transactions over $600 to the IRS?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Decentralised Finance

Should the technology of our financial system transition to a decentralized protocol, that is not owned or controlled by any corporation, similar to the internet?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if it’s truly decentralised and cannot be manipulated by any person, group, or government agency

the Economy  ›  Cryptocurrency

Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  ABCC

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

  ChatGPTYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  ChatGPTYes, and our entire education system should be privatized

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Stock Buybacks

Should the government tax stock buybacks?

  ChatGPTNo