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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Public statementsYes


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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Public statementsNo, and the current government is over-regulating businesses

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Sunday Double Wages

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  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?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Nurse to Patient Ratios

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the government raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Coal Seam Gas

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

  Public statementsNo, more research needs to be done to ensure there is no groundwater contamination

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Mining Water Use

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

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

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

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Adler A110 Ban

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Australia accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Party’s support baseLess, and provide more government funding

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more free public transportation

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Whaling

Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidise Australian farmers?

  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

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

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

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  High Speed Rail

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

  Public statementsYes, but only linking major western cities

the Environment  ›  Uranium

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  U.S. Military Bases

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

  Public statementsYes, but only if it is a joint Australia/U.S. base

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Nuclear Waste

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Rent Tax

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Free Trade

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic?

  Party’s support baseNo