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National 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

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-life

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  ChatGPTYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

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

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  ChatGPTYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies


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Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

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?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  ChatGPTYes, but only for children and senior citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  ChatGPTYes, but only by court order

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should New Zealand raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsNo, keep the current tax structure

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

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  ChatGPTYes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Public statementsNo

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?

  ChatGPTYes, but with parental permission

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  ChatGPTYes, but only to address security threats, not monetary interests

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

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  ChatGPTYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Public statementsNo

Housing  ›  First Home Buyers

Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?

  ChatGPTYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as it does not threaten violence

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

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  ChatGPTNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

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?

  ChatGPTNo

Housing  ›  Housing Infrastructure

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

  ChatGPTYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  ChatGPTNo, and we should privatize more public transportation services

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

the Economy  ›  Retirement Age

Should the age of retirement be raised?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Four-day Workweek

Should New Zealand transition to a four-day workweek?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  National Standards

Do you support national standards in education?

  ChatGPTYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Maori Parliament Seats

Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  ChatGPTYes, but allow people to use private insurance

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  ChatGPTYes, but not for cosmetics

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?

  Public statementsNo, there should be more restrictions

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  ChatGPTMore

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

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

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?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

  ChatGPTNo, I think businesses should require vaccination but not by government mandate

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

the Environment  ›  1080 Ban

Should the government ban the use of 1080?

  Public statementsNo

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Medical Consensus

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

  ChatGPTNo, but the doctors should be required to disclose that the advice contradicts contemporary scientific consensus

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  ChatGPTIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

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

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

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

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Voting recordYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

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  ›  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, this would encourage drug use and lower funding for rehabilitation centers

Social  ›  Student Diversity Training

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

  ChatGPTNo, diversity training should be encouraged but not required

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  ChatGPTNo, any worker should be rewarded based on their success

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Public statementsNo, but increase the equal pay amount and duration of leave

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?

  Public statementsNo

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  ChatGPTYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  ChatGPTYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize New Zealand farmers?

  Public statementsNo

Housing  ›  Land Supply

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

  Public statementsYes

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 a crime

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  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  ChatGPTNo, not until we decrease our national debt

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  ChatGPTYes

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?

  ChatGPTYes, but only provide humanitarian aid

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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  TikTok Ban

Should the government ban TikTok?

  ChatGPTNo, but there should be more age restrictions on social media apps

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, their income is none of our business

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsYes

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

  ChatGPTNo, we already have term limits that are called “elections”

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  ChatGPTYes, but decrease the amount

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should New Zealand increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  ChatGPTDecrease, and deny aid to countries that harbour or promote terrorism

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  ChatGPTNo

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Debt Accountability

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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  ›  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

the Economy  ›  Cryptocurrency

Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?

  ChatGPTNo, classify cryptocurrencies as highly regulated securities

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, unless the transaction is considered income

Foreign Policy  ›  Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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

  Party’s support baseBoth equally

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

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, only if it is an immediate threat to our safety