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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but with exceptions for those whose religious beliefs forbid use of vaccines

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Public statementsYes, but only for children and senior citizens

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses


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the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should New Zealand raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes, and make it a living wage

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

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 Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the government provide free tertiary education?

  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  First Home Buyers

Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?

  Party’s support baseYes, reduce first home deposits to 1-5%

Housing  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should New Zealand introduce a capital gains tax?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Maori Parliament Seats

Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  Student Allowance

Should more students be eligible for an allowance?

  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Te Reo Māori

Should Te Reo Māori be compulsory in schools?

  Public statementsYes, but only in primary school

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Retirement Age

Should the age of retirement be raised?

  Public statementsNo, and it should be lowered

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Party’s support baseLess

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should New Zealand maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Party’s support baseYes, but scale back our current involvement

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should New Zealand accept refugees from Syria?

  Public statementsYes

Housing  ›  Land Supply

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only to build state housing

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Party’s support baseNo