N/A Family First Rating
33% Family First Rating
- Definition of marriage – Oppose
This does not mean the churches would have to either recognize such a marriage or be forced to conduct same-sex ceremonies.
- Encourage marriage – Undecided
Not if they were inherently discriminatory of other types of union.
- Role and support of parents – Support
- CYF Complaints Authority – Support
- Parental choice for education – Support
- Income Splitting – Support
- Unborn child right to life – Support
- Informed Consent for Abortion – Undecided
Must be offered this option, but not required to take it up.
- Parental notification – Undecided
I would support it at a lower age limit, under 16
- Abstinence-based sex education – Undecided
There are two questions here: 1) whether I support or oppose an emphasis on abstinence based sex education (assuming in state schools), to which I would say certainly it should be included as an option but not with any emphasis; 2) whether there should be recognition of parents as the primary providers of their child's sex education to which I would say, of course - as with all values-based education, it is the parents’ role, not the state’s. However ACT’s policy of choice in Education would allow parents more opportunity to send their child to a special character school such as a Christian school, where the Board would choose, after consultation with parents, what to include in a sex (or sexual health and attitudes) education class.
- Surrogacy – Support
- Embryonic stem cell research – Undecided
- Same sex couple adoption – Support
- Decriminalise euthanasia – Undecided
Would have to see the wording of the bill first.
- Decriminalise marijuana – Support
- Ban on residential brothels – Support
- Ban on street prostitution – Oppose
- Criminalise buyer of prostitution – Undecided
You have asked two questions: 1) whether I support or oppose a bill that amends the law on prostitution to criminalize the buyer, which I would OPPOSE, and 2) whether I support or oppose a bill that provides resources and incentives to help prostitutes out of the industry, which I would SUPPORT.
- Improve broadcasting standards – Undecided
Ambiguous. I do not support censorship of user-pays television, i.e. SKY channels. If you are talking about free-to-air public television, i.e. TV ONE, TV2 and TV3 etc, then I support a reduction in the level of violet material , offensive language and sexual content during family viewing hours.
- Prevent public nudity – Undecided
Would have to see the wording of the bill.
- G-rated billboard advertising – Support
- Raising drinking age – Oppose
However we could have more enforcement and tougher penalties around supply of alcohol to minors (under 18 years).
- Decriminalise smacking – Support
- Child Abuse Commission of Inquiry – Undecided
Sounds expensive, just to establish “wider causes”. And I believe studies have already been done that tell us what they are.
- Liberalise Easter trading laws – Support
- Regulation of loan sharks – Undecided
Difficult to say, not sure what you are proposing and would have to see the detail. They are providing a service for which if there is a demand, then as a supporter of a free market economy, who are we to prevent “acts of capitalism between consenting adults”?
- Reduced gambling – Undecided
- Welfare Vouchers for At-Risk – Support
- Binding Citizens’ Initiated Referenda – Oppose
Why would we have an elected government at all, if we could do everything by Citizens’ Initiated Referenda?