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Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes


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Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should New Zealand raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  Public statementsNo, we should pass tougher drug laws

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for medical use

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  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

Housing  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

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

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for children and senior citizens

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes

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 baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should New Zealand maintain a presence at the United Nations?

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

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  Party’s support baseLess

Education  ›  Te Reo Māori

Should Te Reo Māori be compulsory in schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  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

Domestic Policy  ›  Maori Parliament Seats

Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseNo

Housing  ›  First Home Buyers

Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  1080 Ban

Should the government ban the use of 1080?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but not for cosmetics

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Student Allowance

Should more students be eligible for an allowance?

  Party’s support baseYes, it should be based off secondary/tertiary results and not the parents income

the Environment  ›  Water Tax

Should businesses be taxed for the water they use?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should New Zealand accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo, focus on ending tax evasion instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Retirement Age

Should the age of retirement be raised?

  Public statementsNo, the current age of 65 is sufficient

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Public statementsNo

Housing  ›  Land Supply

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should New Zealand increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but they should not be able to claim citizenship status of more than two nations

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  Party’s support baseNo