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The Opportunities 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.

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  ChatGPTNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  ChatGPTPro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

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


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Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  ChatGPTYes, 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?

  ChatGPTYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  ChatGPTYes

Healthcare  ›  Universal Dental Care

Are you in favour of universal dental care?

  ChatGPTYes

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?

  Public statementsReform to a flat tax

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, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

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 statementsYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  ChatGPTYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  ChatGPTYes, but only for non-surgical treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy

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?

  ChatGPTYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  ChatGPTFewer

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

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

  ChatGPTNo, they should be detained, investigated, and given a fair trial once they re-enter our country

Housing  ›  First Home Buyers

Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?

  ChatGPTNo, ban foreigners from purchasing investment properties instead

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  ChatGPTNo, this is a waste of time and money

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  ChatGPTYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  ChatGPTNo, and increase penalties for hate speech

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the government provide free tertiary education?

  ChatGPTNo, but tuition costs are currently too expensive

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  ChatGPTYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

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?

  ChatGPTYes

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?

  ChatGPTYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

  ChatGPTYes

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?

  ChatGPTYes, and require overtime pay for work over four days per week

Domestic Policy  ›  Maori Parliament Seats

Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  National Standards

Do you support national standards in education?

  ChatGPTNo, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

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?

  ChatGPTYes

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  ›  Student Allowance

Should more students be eligible for an allowance?

  ChatGPTYes, but I would prefer a free education system

Education  ›  Te Reo Māori

Should Te Reo Māori be compulsory in schools?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if it is taught by language specialists

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

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

  ChatGPTLess, and provide more government funding

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  ChatGPTKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

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  ›  Government Spending

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

  ChatGPTNo, focus on ending tax evasion instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  ChatGPTYes, there is too much fake news and misinformation on social media

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

Social  ›  Teacher and Faculty Diversity Training

Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for teachers and faculty?

  ChatGPTYes, and all schools should require mandatory diversity training

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, 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, diversity should be encouraged but not forced

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?

  ChatGPTNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  ChatGPTYes, any citizen that pays taxes should be allowed to vote

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  ChatGPTYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Elections  ›  Mental competency testing

Should politicians over 75 years of age have required to pass a mental competency test?

  ChatGPTYes, and politicians of any age should be required to pass a mental competency test

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  ChatGPTYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

the Environment  ›  1080 Ban

Should the government ban the use of 1080?

  ChatGPTNo, it is the best solution we currently have

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  ChatGPTYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  ChatGPTDecrease, and the government should provide more incentives to prepare our citizens for these jobs

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  ChatGPTNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  ChatGPTYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Social  ›  Employee Diversity Training

Should companies be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for employees?

  ChatGPTYes

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?

  ChatGPTYes, this is necessary to reduce the drug overdose death rate

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

Social  ›  Student Diversity Training

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

  ChatGPTYes, and all schools should require mandatory diversity training

Social  ›  Parental Leave

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

  ChatGPTYes, and fund the increased payouts from taxes on high income businesses

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  ChatGPTYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  ChatGPTYes, replace police with unarmed community based responders for non-violent calls

the Environment  ›  Water Tax

Should businesses be taxed for the water they use?

  ChatGPTYes, and use the funds to clean up local waterways

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  ChatGPTHelp

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  ChatGPTNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  ChatGPTNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

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

Housing  ›  Land Supply

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

  ChatGPTNo, build up instead of out

the Environment  ›  Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Should the government build a network of electric vehicle charging stations?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if they use renewable energy sources

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, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  ChatGPTYes, the government should receive equity for any financial aid they provide to companies

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  ChatGPTYes, but only after living in the country for 5 years

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  ChatGPTYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

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?

  ChatGPTNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

  ChatGPTYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukrainian Defense Funding

Should New Zealand provide military supplies and funding to Ukraine?

  ChatGPTNo, we cannot afford to give economic resources right now

Domestic Policy  ›  TikTok Ban

Should the government ban TikTok?

  ChatGPTNo, this is a violation of free speech

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 baseNo

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?

  ChatGPTYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  ChatGPTYes

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

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  ChatGPTYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should New Zealand increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  ChatGPTIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  ChatGPTNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?

  ChatGPTNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

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

  ChatGPTNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Surcharge Ban

Should the government ban surcharges tacked onto concert tickets, cable bills, banking services, hotel bookings and other purchases?

  ChatGPTNo, as long as the costs are clearly communicated before purchases

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

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  ChatGPTYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

the Economy  ›  Stock Buybacks

Should the government tax stock buybacks?

  ChatGPTYes, but I would prefer if they were banned

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 only if it’s truly decentralised and cannot be manipulated by any person, group, or government agency

Foreign Policy  ›  Saudi Arabia and Iran

Should the government support peace talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran?

  ChatGPTYes, we should always promote diplomatic peace talks during foreign conflicts