N/A Family First Rating
13% Family First Rating
- Definition of marriage – Oppose
The marriage act should be repealed. The government should recognise private contracts between any individuals while marriage should be a religious ceremony only.
- Encourage marriage – Oppose
Marriage is a private and personal affair in which the government should not play any role, either encouraging or discouraging.
- Role and support of parents – Support
- CYF Complaints Authority – Undecided
Don't know enough about the issue.
- Parental choice for education – Support
School, yes. Childcare, no. See ACT's education policy for our school voucher programme.
- Income Splitting – Oppose
ACT's flat tax policy has the same overall effect so income-splitting would be unnecessary.
- Unborn child right to life – Oppose
- Informed Consent for Abortion – Oppose
- Parental notification – Undecided
- Abstinence-based sex education – Oppose
- Surrogacy – Support
I was under the impression that surrogacy was already legal in New Zealand.
- Embryonic stem cell research – Support
- Same sex couple adoption – Support
- Decriminalise euthanasia – Support
With appropriate checks, I believe that euthanasia should be legal
- Decriminalise marijuana – Support
Marijuana should be legalised. Drugs should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue.
- Ban on residential brothels – Oppose
- Ban on street prostitution – Oppose
- Criminalise buyer of prostitution – Oppose
- Improve broadcasting standards – Oppose
- Prevent public nudity – Oppose
- G-rated billboard advertising – Oppose
- Raising drinking age – Oppose
- Decriminalise smacking – Support
- Child Abuse Commission of Inquiry – Undecided
My support would depend on the terms of reference of any inquiry.
- Liberalise Easter trading laws – Support
Any business should be able to open at any time.
- Regulation of loan sharks – Oppose
Restrictions on this industry will not stop people from borrowing money, just force them to go underground to the black market.
- Reduced gambling – Oppose
- Welfare Vouchers for At-Risk – Support
If you're spending someone else's money (ie taxpayers), then you shouldn't complain when they start telling you what to spend it on. If you want to decide what you buy, use your own money.
- Binding Citizens’ Initiated Referenda – Oppose
I completely oppose the idea that the majority should be able to tell the minority what to do. Parliament and government is all about majority-rulse. I support severly limiting the powers of the parliament and government and leaving as many decisions as possible up to individuals and families. Letting the majority of New Zealanders tell the minority what to do would be completely counterproductive.