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Heartland New Zealand 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.

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  ChatGPTNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  ChatGPTPro-life, but allow in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  ChatGPTNo, the government should never determine what a private business should pay employees

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?

  ChatGPTNo, allow civil unions but don’t call it marriage


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Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  ChatGPTNo

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  ChatGPTNo, limiting drug prices would also limit the investment in research and development into new life-saving drugs

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  ChatGPTNo, and adoption agencies should prioritize offering children to straight couples before offering to gay 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?

  ChatGPTNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should New Zealand raise taxes on the rich?

  ChatGPTNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  ChatGPTYes, but only to prevent child pornography and copyright infringement

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  ChatGPTYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  ChatGPTNo, most minimum wage jobs are meant to develop experience, not support a family

Social  ›  Gender Transition

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

  ChatGPTNo, children should not be allowed to make irreversible life decisions

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, and the current government is over-regulating businesses

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  ChatGPTMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

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

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

Housing  ›  First Home Buyers

Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?

  ChatGPTYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  ChatGPTNo, and increase punishment for drug dealers

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  ChatGPTYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  ChatGPTYes, because I don’t trust the government to define the boundaries of hate speech

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the government provide free tertiary education?

  ChatGPTNo, not until we balance our national deficit

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?

  ChatGPTYes

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?

  ChatGPTYes

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, but increase tax incentives for companies that make biodegradable products

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

  ChatGPTNo, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  ChatGPTNo, we have more important issues that need funding

the Economy  ›  Retirement Age

Should the age of retirement be raised?

  ChatGPTNo, the current age of 65 is sufficient

the Economy  ›  Four-day Workweek

Should New Zealand transition to a four-day workweek?

  ChatGPTNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Maori Parliament Seats

Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  National Standards

Do you support national standards in education?

  ChatGPTYes

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

Education  ›  Te Reo Māori

Should Te Reo Māori be compulsory in schools?

  ChatGPTNo, it should be optional in every school but not compulsory

Education  ›  Student Allowance

Should more students be eligible for an allowance?

  ChatGPTNo, but increase funding where the cost of living is higher

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  ChatGPTLess, and provide more government funding

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  ChatGPTLower, but eliminate deductions and loop holes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  ChatGPTYes, but by drastically reducing the benefits and salaries of government officials

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, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure

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

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?

  ChatGPTYes

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

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

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?

  ChatGPTYes

Healthcare  ›  Medical Consensus

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

  ChatGPTNo, only when the advice was proven to harm the patient

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  ChatGPTYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  ChatGPTDecrease, and the government should provide more incentives to prepare our citizens for these jobs

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  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

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

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  ChatGPTYes, but they should be strictly regulated to prevent mismanagement and corruption

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

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  ChatGPTYes, but only in response to extreme situations

Social  ›  Student Diversity Training

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

  ChatGPTNo, diversity training should be encouraged but not required

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  ChatGPTNo, but increase the equal pay amount and duration of leave

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?

  ChatGPTNo

the Environment  ›  Water Tax

Should businesses be taxed for the water they use?

  ChatGPTNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  ChatGPTHelp, but ban their ability to make political donations

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?

  ChatGPTYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  ChatGPTYes

Housing  ›  Land Supply

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

  ChatGPTYes, but only if it is unproductive land

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?

  ChatGPTNo, we should build more prisons

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?

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  ChatGPTYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  ChatGPTYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

  ChatGPTNo, this should be decided after the current war ends so we avoid a third world war

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

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?

  ChatGPTNo

Domestic Policy  ›  TikTok Ban

Should the government ban TikTok?

  ChatGPTYes, and we should do more to stop China from collecting data on our citizens

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?

  ChatGPTYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  ChatGPTYes, this will help create and save more jobs

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)?

  ChatGPTNo

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

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

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?

  ChatGPTNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

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 focus on preventing monopolies and cartels instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

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

  ChatGPTYes, and it should be illegal to burn any nation’s flag

the Economy  ›  Cryptocurrency

Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?

  ChatGPTNo

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, as long as the tax revenue will eventually exceed the tax incentives

Housing  ›  High density residential buildings

Should the government incentivize the construction of high density residential buildings?

  ChatGPTNo

Technology  ›  Cryptocurrencies

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

  ChatGPTNo, and citizens should be allowed to protect their savings from reckless fiscal policies or subjugation

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

National Security  ›  Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Defense

Should the government invest in artificial intelligence (AI) for defense applications?

  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 I would prefer if the protocol was created and secured by a government agency instead of a decentralised protocol

Foreign Policy  ›  Saudi Arabia and Iran

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

  ChatGPTNo, we should not get involved in foreign conflicts