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Liberal Democrat

Liberal Democrat’s political stances

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition? 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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Immigration issues

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

Liberal Democrat 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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes 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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Healthcare issues

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes 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 Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: More Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes 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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, this helps keeps costs at a standardised rate nationwide Source

Domestic Policy issues

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should the government regulate the internet? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, do not censor or monitor data 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 the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, for most but not all drugs Source

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should the federal government invest in the construction of a high speed rail? 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 the government raise interest rates to prevent a housing bubble? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, this is irrelevant because the gender wage gap is a myth Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

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

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but provide treatment for those testing positive Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No 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, a more cost effective solution should be developed such as fibre to the node Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Lower, but eliminate deductions and loop holes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: More Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Hurt Source

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

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No 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: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, and increase taxes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, not until we decrease our national debt Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, and all countries should switch to a blockchain currency like Bitcoin Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

Environmental issues

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, provide more incentives for alternative energy production instead Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, if they are approved by a review board Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but increase environmental restrictions and oversight Source

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? 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, but only if exports go to countries which have signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, but only if there is no risk to the environment Source

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

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Foreign Policy issues

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests 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 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, we must use every diplomatic option first Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, not until they attack us on U.S. soil Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Increase Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, take a diplomatic approach to discourage Japanese whaling Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Decrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries 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

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No Source

Electoral issues

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

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes Source

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Liberal Democrat’s answer: No, this gun poses no greater risk than existing firearms Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat’s answer: Yes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes Source

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Liberal Democrat voters: Yes Source

National Security issues

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

Liberal Democrat voters: No Source

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