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Palmer United

Palmer United’s political stances

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Palmer United’s answer: Pro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions Source

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

Palmer United’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

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

Palmer United’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

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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

Palmer United voters: No Source

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

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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

Palmer United’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

Palmer United voters: Yes Source

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? 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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants? stats discuss

Palmer United’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

Palmer United voters: No Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

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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

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

Palmer United’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

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Healthcare issues

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Are you in favour of universal dental care? stats discuss

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana? stats discuss

Palmer United voters: Yes Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: Less Source

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

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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

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

Domestic Policy issues

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

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Should the government regulate the internet? stats discuss

Palmer United’s answer: No Source

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

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

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Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use? stats discuss

Palmer United voters: Yes 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

Palmer United’s answer: No Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes, exports are crucial to the farming industry Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

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

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

Palmer United’s answer: No Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: No Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: No Source

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

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

Palmer United’s answer: No Source

Economic issues

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

Palmer United’s answer: No, the government should never determine what a private business should pay employees Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Palmer United voters: Yes Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

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

Palmer United’s answer: Raise Source

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

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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

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

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

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

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

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Should the government ban negative gearing? stats discuss

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

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Should the government subsidise farmers? stats discuss

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

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

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

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional Source

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

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

Palmer United’s answer: No, leave tax as is Source

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

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

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

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

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

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Environmental issues

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

Palmer United’s answer: No, just enforce existing regulations Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: No Source

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

Palmer United voters: Yes Source

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

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes, as long as the projects are far away from residential areas Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: No Source

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

Palmer United’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

Palmer United voters: Yes 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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: No Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes, but with less focus on military training and more focus on education and skill development Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: No, we should let China address this issue 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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes, send at least 10,000 ground troops Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes, but only if it is a joint Australia/U.S. base Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Palmer United’s answer: Increase Source

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palmer United’s answer: Decrease Source

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

Palmer United voters: Yes Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

Electoral issues

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

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

Palmer United voters: No Source

Should political parties receive money from the government? 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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Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

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

Palmer United voters: No Source

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Palmer United voters: No Source

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

Palmer United voters: Yes Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Palmer United voters: No Source

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

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Education issues

Should universities set their own fees? stats discuss

Palmer United voters: No Source

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

Palmer United’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Palmer United voters: No Source

National Security issues

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

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