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Science 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

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

SP>SP  Party’s support basePro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes, and we should socialise medicine and healthcare


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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

SP>SP  Public statementsYes, but only by court order

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?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

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

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

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

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo, we should provide more funding for renewable energy instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

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

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

SP>SP  Voting recordNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

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?

SP>SP  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseDecrease

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

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

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Public School

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

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Overthrow of Assad

Should Australia overthrow President Assad of Syria?

SP>SP  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

SP>SP  Party’s support baseYes