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Green vs United Australia on the issues

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Pro-choice Source

United Australia’s answer: Pro-choice, but ban after the first three months Source

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: Take the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice Source

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

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

Green voters: Yes Source

United Australia voters: No Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men Source

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Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

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

Green voters: Yes Source

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Do you support lock out laws? stats discuss

Green voters: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No Source

Science issues

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

Green voters: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

Environmental issues

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No, and the current government is over-regulating businesses Source

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

Green’s answer: No, only allow leases Source

United Australia’s answer: No, we should protect the jobs of our farmers Source

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

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

Green voters: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

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

Green voters: No Source

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

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, but increase environmental restrictions and oversight Source

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

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: No Source

Should the government allow the mining and export of Uranium? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

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

Green voters: No Source

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Healthcare issues

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

Green’s answer: Yes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green voters: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

Should nurse to patient ratios be increased? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

Are you in favour of universal dental care? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, but only for medical use Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: Less Source

United Australia’s answer: Less Source

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

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Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: No, this model encourages hospitals to use unnecessary expensive treatments on patients in order to make a profit Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, until terrorist attacks decrease Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

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Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

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Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No, turn the boats back at sea and process them offshore with hard security checks and temporary protection visas Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

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

Green’s answer: Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost Source

United Australia’s answer: Decrease, and the government should provide more incentives to prepare our citizens for these jobs Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

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Economic issues

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No, the current requirements in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 are already sufficient Source

Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, but provide treatment for those testing positive Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, and make it a living wage Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green voters: Fewer Source

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Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Maintain the current rate Source

United Australia’s answer: Increase for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses Source

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

Green’s answer: No, not until we reduce our national debt Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes, a national high-speed fibre optic network is crucial for the future of Australia's economy Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government subsidise farmers? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, but only for organic farms Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

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Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Help Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure Source

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Should the government ban negative gearing? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, this concession disproportionately benefits the rich Source

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

Green voters: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: No, but they should be capped at 500% of the average weekly earnings. Source

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Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green voters: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No, and we should abolish it Source

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

Green voters: No Source

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

Green’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, as long as offshore income is reported Source

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

Green’s answer: No, we should establish a national broad-based anti-corruption watchdog instead Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

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Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

Criminal issues

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

Green’s answer: Yes, this gun’s availability would put the public at risk of a mass shooting Source

United Australia voters: Yes Source

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Green voters: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

Green voters: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to vote Source

United Australia voters: No Source

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

Green voters: Yes Source

United Australia voters: No Source

Foreign Policy issues

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

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No, we should let China address this issue Source

United Australia’s answer: No, and I am not convinced that North Korea has or is capable of developing a long-range nuclear missile Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

Green voters: No Source

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Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes, and take an active stance to stop whaling all over the world Source

United Australia’s answer: No, just prevent Japanese whaling in Australian waters Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No, we should stay out of this conflict Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, but only as a coordinated effort by the United Nations Source

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

Green’s answer: No, this provides no benefit to Australia Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, but only if they are jointly owned and operated Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Decrease Source

United Australia’s answer: Increase Source

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

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Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Increase, but only for countries that have no human rights violations Source

United Australia’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

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

Green’s answer: No, the Muslim Brotherhood won control of the Egyptian government in a democratic election and Australia should support its cause Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes, the faster the Egyptian military can regain power the sooner the violence will end Source

Do you support the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should the government regulate the internet? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No, do not censor or monitor data Source

United Australia’s answer: No Source

Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: No, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications Source

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Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia voters: No Source

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

Green’s answer: No, ban all live exports Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

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

Green voters: No Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

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

Green’s answer: Yes, if it is a Hyperloop Source

United Australia’s answer: No Source

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Green voters: No Source

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Should the government raise interest rates to prevent a housing bubble? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Green voters: Yes Source

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Should Australia end the monarchy and become a republic? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia’s answer: No Source

Electoral issues

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

Green voters: No Source

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

Green voters: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Green’s answer: Yes Source

United Australia voters: No Source

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

Green voters: Yes Source

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

Green voters: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Green voters: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

Education issues

Should universities set their own fees? stats discuss

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

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

Green’s answer: No Source

United Australia’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Green voters: No Source

United Australia voters: No Source

National Security issues

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

Green voters: No Source

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