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ACT platform and policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average New Zealander voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  ChatGPTNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Public statementsNo, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  ChatGPTNo, incentivise private companies to address this issue instead

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  ChatGPTYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies


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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?

  ChatGPTNo, and the government should never regulate prices of private businesses

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  ChatGPTYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  ChatGPTNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  ChatGPTYes, but only by court order

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should New Zealand raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  ChatGPTNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  ChatGPTYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  ChatGPTNo, fund public ad campaigns about the risks and benefits instead

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Public statementsNo, and eliminate all wage standards

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  ChatGPTYes, but with parental permission

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  ChatGPTNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  ChatGPTNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  ChatGPTFewer

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  ChatGPTYes, as long as the organization is internationally recognized as a terrorist group

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Public statementsYes

Housing  ›  First Home Buyers

Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as it does not threaten violence

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the government provide free tertiary education?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  ChatGPTNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  ChatGPTNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Housing  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

Should foreigners need consent to purchase more than five hectares of non-urban land?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should New Zealand introduce a capital gains tax?

  Public statementsNo

Housing  ›  Housing Infrastructure

Should the government increase spending on infrastructure (roads, water and sewerage) to support the construction of more housing communities?

  ChatGPTNo, private developers should pay a major portion of the cost

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  ChatGPTNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  ChatGPTNo, and we should privatize more public transportation services

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

the Economy  ›  Retirement Age

Should the age of retirement be raised?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Four-day Workweek

Should New Zealand transition to a four-day workweek?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  National Standards

Do you support national standards in education?

  ChatGPTYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Maori Parliament Seats

Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  ChatGPTNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  ChatGPTYes, but not for cosmetics

Education  ›  Student Allowance

Should more students be eligible for an allowance?

  ChatGPTYes, it should be based off secondary/tertiary results and not the parents income

Education  ›  Te Reo Māori

Should Te Reo Māori be compulsory in schools?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  ChatGPTMore

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  ChatGPTNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should New Zealand raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Public statementsLower

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  ChatGPTNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  ChatGPTNo, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrant Ban

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

  ChatGPTNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Social  ›  Teacher and Faculty Diversity Training

Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for teachers and faculty?

  ChatGPTNo, diversity training should be encouraged but not required

Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

Should the government require people to wear face masks in public during the COVID pandemic?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  ChatGPTYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

  ChatGPTNo, I think businesses should require vaccination but not by government mandate

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  ChatGPTNo, the most qualified candidate should get the position regardless of gender

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should New Zealand maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  ChatGPTYes

the Environment  ›  1080 Ban

Should the government ban the use of 1080?

  ChatGPTNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  ChatGPTYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  ChatGPTYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Elections  ›  Mental competency testing

Should politicians over 75 years of age have required to pass a mental competency test?

  ChatGPTNo, our government needs experienced leaders

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  ChatGPTYes

Healthcare  ›  Medical Consensus

Should medical boards penalize doctors who give health advice that contradicts contemporary scientific consensus?

  ChatGPTNo, scientific consensus can quickly change and patients should be allowed to try unconventional ideas

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should New Zealand increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  ChatGPTIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  ChatGPTYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Employee Diversity Training

Should companies be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for employees?

  ChatGPTNo, diversity training should be encouraged but not required

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  ChatGPTYes, but with strict training on how and when to use the equipment

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  ChatGPTNo, but legalize drugs

Social  ›  Student Diversity Training

Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for students?

  ChatGPTNo, diversity training should be encouraged but not required

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  ChatGPTNo, any worker should be rewarded based on their success

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  ChatGPTNo, all mothers should get paid the same amount

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  ChatGPTNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

the Environment  ›  Water Tax

Should businesses be taxed for the water they use?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  ChatGPTHurt

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  ChatGPTYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  ChatGPTYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  ChatGPTNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize New Zealand farmers?

  ChatGPTNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

Housing  ›  Land Supply

Should local councils increase the supply of greenfields, or undeveloped, land for housing?

  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Should the government build a network of electric vehicle charging stations?

  ChatGPTNo, provide subsidies to private companies that compete to build the best network instead

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to New Zealand be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  ChatGPTYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Public statementsNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  ChatGPTNo, the government should never own shares of private companies

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  ChatGPTNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  ChatGPTNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  ChatGPTNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  ChatGPTYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

  ChatGPTYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukrainian Defense Funding

Should New Zealand provide military supplies and funding to Ukraine?

  ChatGPTYes, but only provide humanitarian aid

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

  ChatGPTNo

the Environment  ›  EV Subsidies

Should the government provide subsidies to taxpayers who purchase an electric vehicle?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  TikTok Ban

Should the government ban TikTok?

  ChatGPTNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  ChatGPTNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  ChatGPTNo, tax returns have nothing to do with their ability to perform their duties

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  High Risk Immigrant Ban

Should immigrants from high risk countries be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should New Zealand’s citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

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

  ChatGPTYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

  ChatGPTNo, we already have term limits that are called “elections”

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  ChatGPTNo, fund national and local programs instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should New Zealand increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  ChatGPTDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  ChatGPTNo

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  ChatGPTYes, and reduce their salaries and retirement benefits

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?

  ChatGPTIncrease, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Debt Accountability

Should universities be held financially accountable if graduates, with degrees leading to lower income jobs, default on their student loans?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the flag of New Zealand?

  ChatGPTNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Surcharge Ban

Should the government ban surcharges tacked onto concert tickets, cable bills, banking services, hotel bookings and other purchases?

  ChatGPTNo, the government should not regulate what private businesses can charge consumers

the Economy  ›  Cryptocurrency

Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Gig worker tax reporting

Should online payment platforms be forced to report all transactions over $600 to the IRS?

  ChatGPTNo, private transactions should be kept private

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  ChatGPTYes, but I would prefer lowering corporate taxes to benefit all local companies

the Economy  ›  Stock Buybacks

Should the government tax stock buybacks?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Decentralised Finance

Should the technology of our financial system transition to a decentralized protocol, that is not owned or controlled by any corporation, similar to the internet?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if it’s truly decentralised and cannot be manipulated by any person, group, or government agency

Foreign Policy  ›  Saudi Arabia and Iran

Should the government support peace talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran?

  ChatGPTNo, only if it is an immediate threat to our safety