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Leighton Baker 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, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  ChatGPTPro-life

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?

  ChatGPTNo, incentivise private companies to address this issue instead

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  ChatGPTNo


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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 I believe a mother and father family structure is best for the child

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?

  ChatGPTNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  ChatGPTYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

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?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  ChatGPTNo, too many people are innocently convicted

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

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?

  ChatGPTNo, ban foreigners from purchasing investment properties instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  ChatGPTYes

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, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Housing  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  ChatGPTYes, but I’d prefer that land should only be owned by citizens and domestic companies

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should New Zealand introduce a capital gains tax?

  ChatGPTNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  ChatGPTNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

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, increase consumer incentives to recycle these products instead

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, but incentivise those who choose to continue work

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?

  ChatGPTYes

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 government should not be involved in healthcare

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

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, there should be more restrictions

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  ChatGPTMore

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

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?

  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, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

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, but scale back our current involvement

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  ChatGPTYes, but not in heavily populated areas

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

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, 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, 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, companies are currently taking advantage of this program to decrease wages

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

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

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?

  ChatGPTNo

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

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, 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

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?

  ChatGPTHurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions

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, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

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?

  ChatGPTYes

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

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?

  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?

  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 should not get involved in this conflict

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  TikTok Ban

Should the government ban TikTok?

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

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)?

  ChatGPTNo, this will incentivise companies to move jobs out of the country

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, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

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

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  ChatGPTNo, fund national and local programs instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Parliament?

  ChatGPTYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

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, it is the student’s responsibility to manage their financial outcome

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?

  ChatGPTIncrease, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  ChatGPTYes, and reduce their salaries and retirement benefits

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?

  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

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

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 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