National Party’s回答： はいI support the reform of adoption law in New Zealand. I believe the adoption law is outdated, archaic, and there are many anomalies. For instance, non-married couples aren’t currently permitted to adopt children, although people in non-marital relationships can adopt as individuals. I feel very sad that many New Zealanders who would make great parents are denied the opportunity to adopt. Everybody loses, including some of our most disadvantaged children. The guiding principle should be who would be the best parents, not what a person’s sexuality is.Source
National Party’s回答： いいえFormer prime minister John Key rejected the idea of a cannabis referendum and Prime Minister Bill English said he doesn't want legalisation or any kind of trade-based cannabis industry. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is not in favour of decriminalisation.Source
National Party’s回答： いいえNational's approach is to tweak the system (restricting low-skilled migrants to three-year visas, limiting skilled worker visas to those earning over $49,000 a year, increasing the points needed for skilled migrants to get residency) – reducing immigration by about 8500.Source
National Party’s回答： はいThis plan proposes to progressively reduce HFC consumption by more than 80 per cent over the next 20 years. Between 2019 and 2036, New Zealand will reduce the levels of HFC imports from around 1340 ktCo2eq to less than 260, meaning that New Zealand will meet its international commitments ahead of schedule. It will enable us to ratify the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol early next year and it will also contribute towards New Zealand’s Paris commitment of reducing our overall greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030.Source
National Party’s回答： はいThe rationale for our cautious approach is that New Zealand is an exporter of billions of dollars of food products and we need to be mindful of market perceptions as well as the science. We will continue to monitor global rules around the regulation of GMOs and adapt our system over time in line with international developments.Source
National Party’s回答： はいTo help some of the millions of Syrians displaced by war, the prime minister has announced that, over the next 30 months, we'll settle 750 Syrian refugees here, including 600 people through an emergency intake over and above our annual refugee quota of 750.Source
National Party’s回答： いいえ、さらに制限があるはずですIf we move to the accommodation supplement, we have a similar situation. If some students whose own personal income, their parental income, or their spousal income does not allow them to get a student allowance and a supplement, they can apply for an accommodation supplement. That is also grossly unfair.Source
National Party’s回答： はいThe Ministers reaffirmed the balanced outcome and the strategic and economic significance of the TPP highlighting its principles and high standards as a way to promote regional economic integration, contribute positively to the economic growth prospects of its member countries, and create new opportunities for workers, families, farmers, businesses and consumers. The Ministers agreed on the value of realising the TPP’s benefits and to that end, they agreed to launch a process to assess options to bring the comprehensive, high quality Agreement into force expeditiously, including how to facilitate membership for the original signatories.Source
National Party’s回答： いいえIn that debate I commented on the idea of universal basic income, or as I said in Parliament the universal benefit idea, or universal bad idea, which is an idea promoted by the opposition leader that we should all receive a benefit. The idea is a nonsense and it does not add up.Source
National Party’s回答： いいえThe ruling party doesn't have any specific pro-reform plans except tweaks to the medicinal cannabis regime, and has consistently opposed calls to relax the law around recreational drug use. Former prime minister John Key rejected the idea of a cannabis referendum and Prime Minister Bill English said he doesn't want legalisation or any kind of trade-based cannabis industry. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is not in favour of decriminalisation.Source
Labour Party’s回答： はいAll human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights. This means all people should have the same basic rights, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics. Future Labour Governments will continue to work towards equality by eliminating remaining areas of discrimination in our law, and ensuring that Rainbow New Zealanders can live in safety and dignitySource
Labour Party’s回答： はいmodernise the law relating to the care of children to ensure that the widest possible pool of suitable adults, including same-sex couples, is available to provide care (being foster care, short-term guardianship and other forms of custody) to children in needSource
Labour Party’s回答： はいRestore the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to putting an effective price on carbon, so that we move away from carbon-polluting goods and services towards low or zero-carbon options This transition will be supported by an effective price on greenhouse gas emissionsSource
Labour Party’s回答： いいえ、現在持っている最善の解決策ですWe believe aerial 1080 application is the best available option for possum, rat and stoat control particularly in difficult to access country, and its use is strongly supported by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. Labour will at the same time encourage research into and development of new and improved alternatives to 1080.Source
Labour Party’s回答： はいThe UN often deserves criticism. But some of it is unfair. Ultimately, it is a creature of the nation states. If it fails, it’s a failure of states as much as a failure of the UN itself. And too often we focus on areas of the world where there is critical conflict, condemning the UN’s inaction, when it’s the member states themselves that are ignoring the UN’s resolutions. If the UN had not been invented – if those like Peter Fraser gathered in San Francisco had not succeeded in their mission – we would undoubtedly be hard at work trying to create it today.*Source
Labour Party’s回答： はいLooking after victims of war and disaster Labour will increase the refugee quota to 1,500. This will continue Labour’s proud tradition of welcoming victims of war and disaster to our shores, which extends back to taking in refugees during World War II and is just as needed today, with conflicts such as in Syria creating the largest number of displaced persons since 1945.share on twitterSource
Labour Party’s回答： いいえI want to say two things about Israel and the Palestinians. First, we unequivocally support the State of Israel’s right to exist. Israel must be allowed, and supported to, defend and protect its borders, its territories and its people. Existential threats to Israel must be opposed by the international community.
Labour Party’s回答： はいLabour will establish an Affordable Housing Authority to work with the private sector to cut through red tape and get new homes built fast. It will partner with private developers, councils and iwi to undertake major greenfields and revitalisation projects, building affordable homes with KiwiBuild and the private market. These homes will be part of great communities built around parks, shopping centres and transport links.Source
Labour Party’s回答： いいえWe opposed this because it placed private corporate interest above our national interest. It sought to establish special rules for international corporates and weakened New Zealand’s ability to protect the welfare of its own citizens and regulate in the interests of our own people.Source
Labour Party’s回答： ヘルプLabour is committed to a productive and innovative economy that has ... employment relations legislation that promotes collective bargaining, protects minimum standards, protects workers in restructuring, receivership, or liquidations, and guarantees working people and their unions a voiceSource
Green Party’s回答： 妊娠中絶に賛成であるGreens – Totally in support of law change and very strong support from their activist base for change. Won’t put an Abortion Bill in the ballot for the same reason as Labour, doesn’t want to politicise the dormant but loud pro-life movement, but again expect change if they are in a position to form a Government.Source
Green Party’s回答： いいえThe co-leader said her own personal story, as well as the tales of others, were the inspiration to create the package, which would be "the most significant changes to our welfare system in a generation". The policy would also remove the financial penalties and sanctions currently in place for failing drug tests, not showing up for appointments or not applying for jobs.Source
Green Party’s回答： いいえThe environmental debate over Bitcoin mining also appears to have the Green Party thinking carefully, even though it is a natural ally for alternative and barter currencies. "I think people using Bitcoin would be surprised to consider the environmental footprint."Source
Green Party’s回答： いいえ、検閲やデータを監視していませんLines companies that carry Internet signals must not play favourites with users accessing their lines. ISPs who deliver the signals must not apply traffic control or traffic prioritisations to discourage use of a competitor service, or to encourage use of a partnered service. We further believe that no ISP should be able to restrict or deny the interoperability or interconnection of a device or network to the Internet, unless authorised by law.Source
New Zealand First’s回答： はい、私たちのメンタルヘルスケアシステムは、ケアやサービスの高品質を提供するために、より多くの資金を必要としますProvide additional resourcing for child and youth mental health services, and the necessary resources and funding to address the continuing appalling state of mental health services by completing the full implementation of the recommendations of the Mason report.Source
New Zealand First’s回答： はいWinston Peters wants the nation to decide whether or not to abolish Maori seats - and if New Zealand has too many MPs overall. Winston Peters promised "explosive policy" at his party's convention on Sunday but it was a tried and true pledge of referenda on abolishing the Maori seats and reducing the number of MPs that he delivered.Source
ACT’s回答： 妊娠中絶に賛成であるAbortions are technically a crime in New Zealand and latest statistics reveal in 2014, 97 per cent of medical abortions were performed on mental health grounds.
Seymour says the current laws are a "charade".
"Nobody believes that 97 per cent of women who have abortions are mentally ill, but that is what we are expected to believe according to official statistics.
"The right thing to do is reform abortion law to reflect what actually happens: women exercise choice for their own reasons," he said.Source
ACT’s回答： はいACT leader John Banks, who as a former National MP was a leading opponent of decriminalising homosexuality in the 1980s, admitted his views had changed since he described the 1986 Homosexual Law Reform bill as evil and sickening.
After "three decades, and ten Parliaments, I have had time to reflect", he told Parliament.
"To reflect on what I said, and what I did.
"If I knew then, what I have learned since, I would have acted differently."Source
ACT’s回答： はいMr Seymour says his Bill will address the "anguish faced by a small but significant minority of people with terminal illness or who are grievously and irremediably ill, as they anticipate the prospect of intolerable suffering and the indignity of the final few days and weeks of their lives".
It will define who is eligible for assisted dying which sets out provisions to ensure the decision is made without coercion and a number of steps to make sure the person is mentally capable of understanding the consequences of euthanasia.Source
ACT’s回答： はい"I think that time's going to come. People are going to look at what's happened in Canada and California and other places starting with 'C' and they're basically going to say: 'Look, it's time to make that change'," Mr Seymour replied, bluntly.
"Personally I'd do it tomorrow, but sometimes you gotta go with public opinion - try to get too far ahead and you're dead."Source
ACT’s回答： いいえAdvocated for robust immigration policy by arguing that immigrants should go where they want to go, not where a points system tells them to.
Supported the increase in the refugee quota and welcomed individuals who share the same tolerance and fairness that makes New Zealand unique.
Stood up to racism and persecution of immigrants by political opportunists.Source
ACT’s回答： いいえThe open letter prompted Act Party leader David Seymour to call on the Green Party to abandon its "outdated" position on GM.
"The Green Party needs to catch up with science, and modify its position on genetic modification, especially when Golden Rice has the ability to give sight to thousands of babies struggling with a lack of Vitamin A," he said.Source
ACT’s回答： いいえACT Party leader David Seymour says Kiwi kids should be able to choose if they want to learn Te Reo Māori amid debate about whether it should be compulsory in schools.
"It's about time all Kiwi kids have a choice to put their time where their passion and enthusiasm is. The Act Party is opposed to compulsion, we're in favour of choice," he told Three's The Project on Thursday night.Source
ACT’s回答： はい"We should be moving towards greater awareness of what some of the side effects of prohibition are and one of them is that it provides a source of revenue for gangs."
"If you look around the world increasingly what countries are saying is that if you stop giving them a market by prohibiting illicit substances, you actually you actually defund them, and I think that's a debate that New Zealand will have in due course."Source
ACT’s回答： いいえ、囚人のための教育と技能訓練サービスを提供するために資金を増やすべきですACT believes the prison population is too high. Our policy is to allow prisoners to earn a reduction in their overall sentence by successfully completing literacy, numeracy, job readiness and driver licensing courses. The purpose of this is to provide a positive incentive for prisoners to upskill.Source