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Nick Xenophon Team platform and policies

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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support basePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

NXT>NXT  Public statementsYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes


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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

NXT>NXT  Public statementsNo, they should be brought back to Australia and locked up in order to prevent them from retaliating against Australians overseas.

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

NXT>NXT  Public statementsYes

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?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

NXT>NXT  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

NXT>NXT  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes, but only for medical use

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

NXT>NXT  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

NXT>NXT  Public statementsIncrease

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?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Australian flag?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseDecrease, and deny aid to countries that harbour or promote terrorism

Domestic Policy  ›  Housing Bubble

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseYes, but only if China agrees to float the yuan and end its currency manipulation

Education  ›  Public School

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

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Laptop Travel Ban

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East?

NXT>NXT  Party’s support baseNo