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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

PP>PP  Public statementsPro-choice

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

PP>PP  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

PP>PP  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

PP>PP  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes


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Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

PP>PP  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

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?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Aboriginal recognition

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

PP>PP  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

PP>PP  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?

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

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

PP>PP  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

PP>PP  Public statementsYes, do not turn back boats and process them onshore

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

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

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

PP>PP  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, this gun’s availability would put the public at risk of a mass shooting

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  National Broadband Network

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

PP>PP  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo, and univerisity education should be free for all citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

PP>PP  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

PP>PP  Public statementsNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

PP>PP  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

PP>PP  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?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Lock Out Laws

Do you support lock out laws?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Public School

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools