N/A Family First Rating
73% Family First Rating
- Definition of marriage – Support
However, I will also support civil unions (with the same rights) between same-sex couples.
- Encourage marriage – Support
I would need to consider each policy on it's merits, but on the whole, yes.
- Role and support of parents – Support
- CYF Complaints Authority – Support
This is long overdue. Personally, I hear more complaints against CYFs than against the Police.
- Parental choice for education – Support
- Income Splitting – Support
- Unborn child right to life – Undecided
This is not a clear-cut issue, despite what either supporters may be saying. I'd have to look at the law change itself before making a decision on the law change.
- Informed Consent for Abortion – Support
- Parental notification – Undecided
Another murky issue, the rights of the daughter and the rights of the parents need to be both protected.
- Abstinence-based sex education – Oppose
Because the majority of teenagers who are already sexually active will not listen at all. They do need to be educated into the risks of sex and pregnancy, but in a way that they don't feel "got at". It is quite easy for teenagers to feel that.
- Surrogacy – Support
I don't understand why Family First feel this is a bad thing. For mothers who cannot conceive, surrogacy should be an option.
- Embryonic stem cell research – Oppose
Would also depend on the writing of the bill, but my first instinct would be no.
- Same sex couple adoption – Support
I don't think same-sex couples should be discriminated against, which is what the current law does.
- Decriminalise euthanasia – Undecided
Would depend on the legislation. For me to support it, there would need to be extensive safeguards.
- Decriminalise marijuana – Support
Considering it's impact is less on a person than tobacco and alcohol.
- Ban on residential brothels – Support
- Ban on street prostitution – Support
I thought it was already illegal...
- Criminalise buyer of prostitution – Support
I think this is a good way to reduce prostitution without destroying their lives. If prostitution is criminalised and no help given, prostitutes would be doing it illegally.
- Improve broadcasting standards – Support
- Prevent public nudity – Support
- G-rated billboard advertising – Support
- Raising drinking age – Support
But only if it is part of a larger 'package' to combat alcohol abuse. The average alcoholic is in their forties!
- Decriminalise smacking – Support
- Child Abuse Commission of Inquiry – Support
- Liberalise Easter trading laws – Support
I see the ridiculousness of current legislation. Queenstown, a tourist town, is allowed to open, whereas Wanaka, home to Warbirds over Wanaka every second year, is not. I think the correct place for this legislation is in the Local councils, so people effected by it can have a greater say.
- Regulation of loan sharks – Support
- Reduced gambling – Support
- Welfare Vouchers for At-Risk – Support
- Binding Citizens’ Initiated Referenda – Support
A core promise of the Conservative Party that a result with a two-thirds majority will be binding on Parliament.