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Liberal Democrat

Liberal Democrat’s political views

Social issues

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

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

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Pro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it Source

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

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

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

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

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

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, there should be no paid parental leave Source

Science issues

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

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Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Immigration issues

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

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

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Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

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Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants? stats discuss

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

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

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

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

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

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Healthcare issues

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, this issue should be dealt with by the states Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: More Source

Are you in favour of universal dental care? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses Source

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

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Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Reform to a flat tax Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Lower Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, this should be privatised Source

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

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Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, and eliminate all wage standards Source

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Hurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Should the government ban negative gearing? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, but limit to one house per person Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional Source

Should the government subsidise farmers? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: I do not know what that is, Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, as long as offshore income is reported Source

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, they should be reduced Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but it should not replace our national treasury-backed currency Source

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

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Foreign Policy issues

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, and send all refugees back to Syria Source

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

Liberal Democrat’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 send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Decrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

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Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, we should stay out of this Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but only if China agrees to float the yuan and end its currency manipulation Source

Environmental issues

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

Liberal Democrat’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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should the government regulate the internet? stats discuss

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

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

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

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Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

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Education issues

Should universities set their own fees? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Electoral issues

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

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Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

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Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

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Criminal issues

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, and reverse the National Firearms Agreement Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation Source

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

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National Security issues

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

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