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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Party’s support baseNo

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 statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes


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Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Public statementsYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Party’s support baseNo, do not censor or monitor data

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should New Zealand raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes, but only for medical use

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

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the organization is internationally recognized as a terrorist group

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseFewer

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the government provide free tertiary education?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Housing  ›  First Home Buyers

Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should New Zealand introduce a capital gains tax?

  Public statementsNo

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  National Standards

Do you support national standards in education?

  Party’s support baseYes, I support the concept but not the current implementation

Education  ›  Te Reo Māori

Should Te Reo Māori be compulsory in schools?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Maori Parliament Seats

Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes, private companies should not be able to profit off of healthcare

the Economy  ›  Retirement Age

Should the age of retirement be raised?

  Public statementsNo, the current age of 65 is sufficient

Education  ›  Student Allowance

Should more students be eligible for an allowance?

  Public statementsYes, and increase the amount of allowance

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Party’s support baseLess

the Environment  ›  1080 Ban

Should the government ban the use of 1080?

  Party’s support baseNo, but there should be more restrictions on its use

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should New Zealand maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Party’s support baseRaise

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

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

  Voting recordYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  GP Visits

Should health insurers be allowed to cover GP visits?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Water Tax

Should businesses be taxed for the water they use?

  Public statementsYes, and use the funds to clean up local waterways

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into New Zealand?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should New Zealand accept refugees from Syria?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Public statementsHelp

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Land Supply

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

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should New Zealand increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo, this will hurt our manufacturing businesses that rely on importing cheap resources to make their products

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

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

  Party’s support baseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes, if the company promises to create new jobs by hiring local residents