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Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party 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?

  ChatGPTPro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  ChatGPTYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  ChatGPTYes


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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

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  ChatGPTNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should New Zealand raise taxes on the rich?

  ChatGPTAbolish the income tax, disallow all deductions and increase the sales tax

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  ChatGPTNo, do not censor or monitor data

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  ChatGPTNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  ChatGPTNo, provide more incentives for alternative energy production instead

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?

  ChatGPTNo, they should be detained, investigated, and given a fair trial once they re-enter our country

Housing  ›  First Home Buyers

Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  ChatGPTNo, this is a waste of time and money

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the government provide free tertiary education?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  ChatGPTNo, the government should never require the diversity of private businesses

Housing  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  ChatGPTNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should New Zealand introduce a capital gains tax?

  ChatGPTNo

Housing  ›  Housing Infrastructure

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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, increase consumer incentives to recycle these products instead

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more free public transportation

the Economy  ›  Retirement Age

Should the age of retirement be raised?

  ChatGPTNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Maori Parliament Seats

Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  National Standards

Do you support national standards in education?

  ChatGPTNo, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  Student Allowance

Should more students be eligible for an allowance?

  ChatGPTYes, but I would prefer a free education system

Education  ›  Te Reo Māori

Should Te Reo Māori be compulsory in schools?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  ChatGPTLess, and provide more government funding

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  ChatGPTIncrease for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses

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

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  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  ChatGPTYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrant Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

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

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  ›  Fracking

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

  ChatGPTNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Elections  ›  Mental competency testing

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

  ChatGPTNo, mental competency is too subjective and the testing process could be abused

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  ChatGPTYes

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

the Environment  ›  1080 Ban

Should the government ban the use of 1080?

  ChatGPTNo, but there should be more restrictions on its use

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  ChatGPTYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  ChatGPTNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  ChatGPTYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

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?

  ChatGPTYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  ChatGPTYes, and fund the increased payouts from taxes on high income businesses

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  ChatGPTNo, any worker should be rewarded based on their success

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  ChatGPTYes

the Environment  ›  Water Tax

Should businesses be taxed for the water they use?

  ChatGPTNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  ChatGPTYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  ChatGPTNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize New Zealand farmers?

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

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  ChatGPTYes, but limit the amount they can donate

Housing  ›  Land Supply

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

  ChatGPTNo, build up instead of out

the Environment  ›  Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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

  ChatGPTYes, but only if they use renewable energy sources

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  ChatGPTNo

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

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  ChatGPTNo, and education should not be privatised

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

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

  ChatGPTYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukrainian Defense Funding

Should New Zealand provide military supplies and funding to Ukraine?

  ChatGPTNo, we cannot afford to give economic resources right now

the Environment  ›  EV Subsidies

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

  ChatGPTYes

Domestic Policy  ›  TikTok Ban

Should the government ban TikTok?

  ChatGPTNo, this is a violation of free speech

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?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  ChatGPTNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  ChatGPTNo, there are too many hidden provisions in this specific agreement

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?

  ChatGPTNo, most citizens couldn’t even pass a citizenship test

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should New Zealand increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  University Debt Accountability

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

  ChatGPTNo, we should instead focus on decreasing the cost of education

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?

  ChatGPTDecrease

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  ChatGPTNo, this would give too much political power to a small number of representatives

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

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  ›  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

Foreign Policy  ›  Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Which side of the Israeli Palestinian conflict do you sympathize with more?

  ChatGPTPalestine

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  ChatGPTYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Technology  ›  Cryptocurrencies

Should the government implement stricter regulations on the use of cryptocurrencies?

  ChatGPTNo

Transportation  ›  Congestion Pricing

Should cities implement congestion pricing to reduce traffic in busy urban areas?

  ChatGPTNo

Technology  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government mandate that large tech companies share their algorithms with regulators?

  ChatGPTNo

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