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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsYes

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 statementsYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and we should socialise medicine and healthcare

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, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

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 statementsNo, do not censor or monitor data

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Party’s support baseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

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 baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Pill Testing at Music Festivals

Do you support drug testing at live music festivals?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but not for cosmetics

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Boat Immigrants

Should Australia accept asylum-seeking boat immigrants?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Party’s support baseLess

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Safe Schools

Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Funding

Should universities set their own fees?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Live Exports

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

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

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Australia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Education  ›  Public School

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead