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GreensAndrew WilkieSusan Moylan-CoombsCentre AllianceOliver YatesHuw KingstonReason AustraliaAnthony PesecKerryn PhelpsZali SteggalAnimal Justice PartyLabor PartyRob OakeshottJulia BanksDerryn Hinch's Justice PartySustainable AustraliaKatter's Australia PartyLiberal DemocratsLiberal/National CoalitionUnited Australia PartyShooters, Fishers & FarmersChristian Democratic PartyAustralian ConservativesOne NationFraser Anning's Conservative National Party
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Grand total score by policies (out of 37):373736.536353431323029292724.25242424252.51.51.2510
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Grand total score by area (out of 10):10.010.09.89.59.39.18.78.57.87.87.77.36.66.66.56.36.20.50.40.30.30.0
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1. Stopping Adani

-- Will you stop the Adani coal mine and the exploitation of the Galilee coal basin, as a first step in a moratorium on new coal mines and expansions?
-- Will you review Adani's environmental approvals and take action if new evidence is available?
-- Will you rule out any direct or indirect public subsidies to Adani?
Yes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to the third question on ruling out subsidies. No confirmed position on the other questions. Have said "Should Labor be elected and if there are decisions to be made on this, Labor will make them in the national interest, based on relevant laws, and the best and most recent information before us."Uncommitted on question 1.

Yes to questions 2 and 3.
Yes to all three questionsNo to question 1.

Yes to questions 2 & 3.
Yes to all three questionsNo to questions 1 & 2.

Uncommitted on question 3. Bob Katter is in favour of coal mining in the Galilee Basin and Adani's mine in particular, but wants surrounding infrastructure government-owned and not controlled by Adani.
Former Senator David Leyonhjelm has said that though "he wouldn't like" the government providing a loan to Adani for its Carmichael coal mine, he was open to support for a railway "that could potentially be used by other operators". He's repeatedly voted in support of Adani in Parliament, while being an investor in a bond issued by the group.The Coalition supports mining in the Galilee Basin, including the Adani coal mine. They recently approved Adani’s groundwater plan despite the CSIRO warning that the plans are “not sufficiently robust to monitor and minimise impacts to protected environments.” They aimed to give Adani a $1billion publicly-subsidised loan, and were only prevented from doing so by a Qld State Government veto. Greg Hunt approved Adani’s coal mine twice, in 2014 and again in 2015 after the Federal Court overturned his first approval.Clive Palmer and the UAP support the Adani coal mine.

Palmer's Waratah Coal company has proposed building a $1.5 billion coal-burning power station in the Galilee Basin. Its viability depends on the contruction of the Adani mine.
No evidence of support for these policies. However SF&F say they "support the continued expansion of mining industries in appropriate locations, notwithstanding that mining exploration and extraction must never be allowed to permanently effect prime agricultural land or water systems".
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Points scored by policy: out of 33333333333331232300.5000
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Points scored by area: out of 111.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.000.330.671.000.671.000.000.170.000.000.00
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ReferencesPolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey Response65,66,6731,321a,1b,2,359,6052
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2. Stopping climate damage & make our air safe to breathe

-- Will you implement policies in line with the Paris Agreement to limit dangerous global warming to 1.5 to 2 degrees, including a process to regularly strengthen these policies when needed in line with independent scientific advice?
-- Will you rule out counting Kyoto carryover credits towards your emissions reduction target?
-- Do you accept that carbon pollution can and must be reduced faster in the electricity sector than in other sectors of the economy?
-- Will you implement a national plan for a just and orderly transition away from coal power to clean energy, phasing out all coal-burning power stations by 2030, and establishing a statutory authority to make sure that affected workers and communities are supported in the transition?
-- Will you establish a new national Environmental Protection Agency and pass a new generation of environment laws that includes binding National Standards on Air Pollution (including from vehicles and coal-burning power plants) to protect the health of all Australians, with sufficient penalties to ensure that requirements are met?
Yes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to questions 1, 2, 4 & 5. Uncommitted on question 3, saying "All sectors must take responsibility for carbon reduction. Emphasis should also be placed on reducing transport related emissions through policies that promote greater us of electric vehicles.Yes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to questions 1, 2, 3 & 4. Uncommitted on question 5, saying "We support the establishment of a Federal EPA and the separation of the energy and environment portfolios into discrete departments. We are open to [but] would need to review the binding National Standards on Air Pollution before committing to these". Yes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to questions 1, 2 & 5.

Uncommitted on question 3, saying "The AJP wants a holistic approach to tackling dangerous climate change".

Uncommitted on question 4.
On question 1, they are committed to keeping global warming "well below 2 degrees celsius" as well as "a more qualified commitment around a 1.5 degree threshold". They have also committed to "restoring and reforming the Climate Change Authority and implementing triennial Climate Change Assessments."

Yes to question 2 and qualified recognition of 3.

Will implement an independent Just Transition Authority. They acknowledge that a number of coal-fired power stations will reach the end of their life in coming years and are increasing grid investment to enable a transition to renewables, but don't commit to phasing out all coal-burning power stations by 2030.

Have committed to "a new independent Environmental Protection Agency and modernising national environmental laws" and have committed to consult on National Standards for Air Quality as part of this national environmental law reform process.
Yes to questions 1, 2 & 4.

Uncommitted on question 3, saying "we need a multi-sectorial approach, such as framing a carbon market".

Uncommitted on question 5.
Yes to all five questionsYes to questions 1, 3 & 5.

Uncommitted on questions 2 & 4.
Yes to all five questionsNo to all questions. Bob Katter has stated he wants more support for mining as part of any negotiations with a minority government.On question 1, no.

On questions 2 & 5, no evidence of support for these policies.

On questions 3 & 4, David Leyonhjelm has said that any effort to reduce Australia's carbon emissions is "pointless".
The Coalition supports none of these policies. The Morrison Government has slashed Australia's Paris climate target in half, by using credits earned during the current Kyoto Protocol to count against the Paris target. In terms of the electricity sector, Energy Minister Angus Taylor has confirmed the Morrison Government is continuing to consider new coal projects through its power generation underwriting program. Morrison "agrees that action needs to be taken to address climate change" but Australia is not on track to meet existing climate targets, which in turn are not in line with limiting dangerous global warming to 2 degrees. The Coalition hasn't committed to establishing a new EPA or binding standards on air pollution. No evidence of support for any of these policies. No evidence of support for any of these policies.
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Points scored by policy: out of 55555455455533.75353500000
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Points scored by area: out of 111.001.001.000.801.001.000.801.001.001.000.600.750.601.000.601.000.000.000.000.000.00
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ReferencesPolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey Response, 1Policy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy survey responsePolicy Survey Response73,7433,34,354,5,65954
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3. 100% clean energy for all

-- Will you work with the states and territories to ensure Australia's renewable boom continues in your first term of government (i.e. that the roll-out of renewables across the country continues at the rate of at least 6GWs a year)?
-- Will you unleash investment and jobs in renewable energy by protecting and extending ARENA's mandate beyond 2022, supporting new transmission for renewable energy zones, supporting the development of a clean energy exports industry, and helping businesses seize the benefits of low-cost renewables and energy savings by underwriting clean energy contracts for at least 250 energy-intensive businesses?
-- Will you ensure that all households, especially low-income households, renters and Indigenous communities, can access the benefits of clean energy and energy efficiency, including the establishment of community clean energy hubs and solar rebates for renters?
Yes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to questions 1 & 3. Uncommitted on question 2, saying "We support the expansion of ARENA beyond 2022, renewable energy zones and the development of a clean exports industry, but need further definition regarding the underwriting of clean energy contracts and associated costs before committing". Yes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to question 1.

Uncommitted on question 2, saying "The AJP is open to working with community groups and experts on this issue to achieve the best outcome for the environment. The current response to climate change is patchwork and somewhat arbitrary. We would prefer a much more comprehensive and 'economy wide' response to drive the changes required".

Uncommitted on question 3, saying "The AJP is open to working with community groups and experts on this issue to achieve the best outcome for the environment".
Labor is committed to delivering 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and has a set of policies to boost investment and growth in renewable energy, including doubling the CEFC’s capital with an addition $10billion in finance.

Labor's $5billion financing of the Energy Security and Modernisation Fund is intended to "unlock transmission investment to support Renewable Energy Zones" and their Hydrogen Plan aims to develop a renewable hydrogen export industry. They see an ongoing role for ARENA but have not committed to extending ARENA's budget. They plan for the CEFC to enable the underwriting of clean energy contracts, but have not specified the number of businesses to be covered.

Labor is planning a new rebate for household batteries for households with incomes below $180,000 per year, along with a national target of one million household battery installations by 2025. They have also announced a $100 million Neighbourhood Renewables Program to help renters, low income households and communities benefit from renewable energy and a $1 billion solar for schools program.
Yes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsNo to all questions. Supports policies that are more regionally focused in preference to more general national schemes, eg solar for properties in regional Australia not connected to the electricity grid. KAP states mining and agriculture generates billions of dolllars in government revenue and economic activity but this value is at risk from regulation. KAP wants to implement a Special Economic Zone scheme to create incentives for new projects in areas with rich mineral, energy and agricultural resources.No evidence of support for any of these policies. Further, David Leyonhjelm opposes support for renewables and is against treating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.The Coalition supports none of these policies. Energy Minister Angus Taylor – who previously campaigned against wind farms – has confirmed that the Morrison government will not replace the current renewable energy target (reduced under the Abbott government) after it ends in 2020. The Coalition has announced an underwriting shortlist that includes a new coal fired power station. Modelling on the Snowy 2.0 project shows it won't cut carbon emissions and may prop up demand for coal. The Morrison government has however supported the COAG endorsement of a national hydrogen strategy, and allocated $100 million of existing CEFC funding to reduce carbon emissions in the recycling industry. No evidence of support for any of these policies.
No evidence of support for any of these policies.
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Points scored by policy: out of 3333333323331.523333000.2500
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Points scored by area: out of 111.001.001.001.001.001.000.671.001.001.000.500.671.001.001.001.000.000.000.080.000.00
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ReferencesPolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey Response, 1Policy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey Response68,6936,377, 7a6152
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4. Cleaning up our democracy

-- Will you support a Commonwealth Integrity Commission with sufficient funding, public hearings, strong investigative powers, a broad scope, and the ability to make public findings of corruption?
-- Do you support protections from prosecution for whistleblowers who expose government wrongdoing?
-- Do you support caps on electoral campaign expenditure?
-- Will you cap an individual or corporation's donations to political parties, candidates and associated entities to $2,000 per year (aggregate) and require donations to be disclosed in real time?
Yes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to questions 1, 2 & 3.

Uncommitted on question 4, saying that any real-time disclosure system must be easy to use and not be an imposition on small parties and independents.
Yes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to questions 1 & 2.

Uncommitted on questions 3 & 4.
Yes questions 1 & 2.

Uncommitted on questions 3 & 4, but supports a review of political donations and accountability/reporting obligations.
Yes to questions 1, 2 & 3.

Uncommitted on question 4, saying "The AJP is open to working with community groups and experts to achieve the best electoral reform outcomes. We support early public disclosure".
Yes to questions 1 & 2.

On question 3, they support caps on campaign expenditure as part of a broader system of public funding of elections.

While Labor does support improvements in donations disclosure, they do not support a $2000 per year cap on donations, and will only commit to consult on the real-time disclosure of donations.
Yes to questions 1 & 2.

Uncommitted on questions 3 & 4, but supports real time disclosure.
Yes to questions 1, 2 & 3.

Uncommitted on question 4, supporting caps on donations and real time disclosure, but uncommitted to $2000 per year (aggregate).
Yes to questions 1, 2 & 3.

Uncommitted on question 4.
Yes to questions 1 & 3.

Uncommitted on questions 2 & 4.
Yes to question 1. Bob Katter supported the push for a national integrity commission.

No evidence of support for questions 2, 3 & 4.
On question 1, no - David Leyonhjelm has tweeted and consistedly voted against a federal corruption watchdog with teeth.

On question 2, yes - he's criticised the Coalition's attempt to attack whistleblowers.

On questions 3 and 4 - no evidence of support for these policies, however does support increased transparency.
The Coalition supports none of these policies. Attorney General Christian Porter's proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission would have no public hearings for corruption involving public servants or politicians and no ability to make public findings. Christian Porter signed off on prosecuting Witness K, who blew the whistle on the Australian Government for bugging East Timorese ministerial offices. In terms of campaign expenditure, the Coalition has no policy to cap donations or expenditure, and rejects legislative charges which would make political donations more transparent.
No evidence of support for these policies. Estimated to have spent upwards of $50 million on their election campaign.No evidence of support for these policies.
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Points scored by policy: out of 44444443442233233211000
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Points scored by area: out of 111.001.001.001.001.000.751.001.000.500.500.750.750.500.750.750.500.250.250.000.000.00
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References:Policy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey Response7038,39,40, 40a8,9,1062
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5. Refugees

-- Will you support and commit to implement the 'Medi-vac Bill' which instituted a process to allow detainees offshore to be transferred to the Australian mainland for medical treatment and assessment at the behest of a panel of Australian doctors?
-- Will you support the full evacuation of all those refugees and people seeking asylum held on Nauru and Manus Island for over 5 years to safety in Australia or an equivalent third country?
Yes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to question 1.

On question 2, there is no plan or commitment from Labor to ensure the full evacuation to safety of all refugees and people seeking asylum from Nauru and Manus to Australia or an equivalent third country
Yes to both questionsYes to both questionsYes to question 1.

Uncommitted on question 2.
Uncommitted on both questionsBob Katter voted against the Medi-vac Bill.

No evidence of support for question 2.
No to both questionsThe Coalition supports neither of these policies. In February 2019, the Coalition voted against the Medi-vac bill. The Budget revealed the Coalition's plans to repeal the Medi-vac laws if re-elected. The Coalition's policy expressly does not support the full evacuation of all those held on Nauru and Manus to safety in Australia or an equivalent third country.UAP Senator Brian Burston voted against the Medi-vac Bill. No evidence of support for full evacuation of refugees, although the UAP's policy platform does say it is committed to "revising the current Australian Government's Refugee Policy to prioritise that Australia is protected and refugees are given opportunities for a better future and lifestyle".No evidence of support for these policies. SF&F say they "support offshore processing of illegal immigrants".
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ReferencesPolicy Survery ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survery ResponsePolicy Survery ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survery ResponsePolicy Survery ResponsePolicy Survery Response754111, 1284,6355
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6. Supporting multiculturalism

-- Are you committed to multiculturalism and a diverse community?
-- Will you oppose attempts to introduce English-language tests and extend the waiting times for Australian citizenship, and ensure that the Home Affairs Department processes all current and future citizenship applications in a timely and transparent manner?
-- Will you reverse changes made by the Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 that adversely affect migrant communities and oppose any further exclusion of migrants from the social safety net?
-- Will you ensure that protections against racial discrimination, including Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, remain intact and that you will consider extending existing protections and policies?
-- Will you rule out any preference or political deals with One Nation and similarly racist far right parties or candidates, and will you place them at the bottom of your how to vote cards?
Yes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to all five questionsYes to questions 1, 2 and 5.

They only commit to reviewing the adequacy of Newstart and related payments.

Labor is committed to protecting section 18C but rule out plans to extend 18C (no mention of other existing protections and policies).
Yes to questions 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Uncommitted on question 5, commenting "It is hard to answer this part about "bottom of the ballot paper" when an "anyone but the nats" campaign is running! I also don't know who are all the candidates nominating, so it is difficult to determine who is the worst. BUT, I get your point and hope you have seen a track record of fighting for unity through tolerance and understanding, and empowerment through diversity."
Yes to questions 1, 4 & 5.

Uncommitted on questions 2 & 3.
Yes to questions 1, 2 & 5.

Uncommitted on question 3.

No to question 4.
Yes to questions 1, 4 & 5.

Uncommitted on questions 2 & 3.
No to all questions. Bob Katter has stated he will be pushing for a cut in immgration as part of his demands should there be a minority government.On question 1, no mention of multiculturalism or diversity in the party's immigration policies.

On questions 2 and 3, Leyonhjelm has proposed "extreme vetting" of migrants before they become citizens. Has also called for social security to be limited to citizens only.

On question 4, no – was a key proponent of watering down 18C.

On question 5, no – regularly preferences Pauline Hanson's One Nation over the Coalition and Labor.
While the Coalition claim they 'back our multicultural communities', Attorney-General Christian Porter's office instructed Coalition senators to vote for the white supremacist 'it's ok to be white' motion. In 2017, the Coalition tried to pass a law to make migrants wait longer for citizenship and pass a university level English language test, but this law failed to pass the Senate. Prime Minister Morrison has recently announced a plan to cut the annual intake of permanent migrants by 30,000. At present there is a backlog of approximately 200,000 citizenship applications awaiting processing. The Coaltion proposed and passed the Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, which excludes migrants from the social safety net, and championed watering down Section 18C. While the Liberal Party have preferenced Pauline Hanson's One Nation below Labor, they have preferenced them above the Greens. The Nationals have preferenced One Nation above Labor, and claimed they have more in common with One Nation than the Labor or the Greens.
No evidence of support for these policies. UAP advertisements have singled out China and Chinese individuals, without a proportionate focus on other countries or individuals from different backgrounds engaged in similar activity.No evidence of support for these policies.
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Points scored by policy: out of 55555555555553.5433300000
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ReferencesPolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey Response81, 8242,43,4413,14,15,16, 16a, 16b7855, 56
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7. Supporting First Nations Peoples

-- Do you support putting First Nations Affairs in First Nations hands?
-- Will you take action on deaths in custody, starting with a comprehensive audit of the implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations?
-- Will you end the racist and punitive Community Development Program?
-- Will you restore critical funding partnerships between state and federal governments for remote Aboriginal community housing?
Yes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to questions 2, 3 & 4. Uncommitted on question 1, saying "I require further clarification on what this question means. I support a First Nations voice in parliament, consistent with the Uluru statement". Uncommitted on question 1. Yes to questions 2, 3 & 4.Yes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to all four questionsYes to question 2.

Uncommitted on questions 1, 3 & 4, saying "The AJP is open to working with community groups and experts to achieve the best outcome on First Nations Affairs. The AJP will be guided by its core values of equality and rationality and will seek guidance on [these issues]".
Yes to questions 1, 3 and 4. While the ALP have committed to addressing First Nations incarceration rates, they have not committed to an audit of the implemention of the Royal Commissions recommendations.

Yes to questions 2 and 4.

Uncommitted on question 3.

Uncommited on question 1, saying "I do believe in self-determination if that is what you mean, but I don't agree with splitting the many complexities within indigenous policy away from whole of government, it is everyone's business!"
Yes to questions 1 & 2.

Uncommitted on questions 3 & 4, stating that funding partnerships between state and federal governments are 'complex and should be reviewed'.
Yes to questions 2 & 4.

Uncommitted on questions 1 & 3.
Yes to questions 1, 2 & 4.

Uncommitted on question 3.

On questions 1, 2 & 3: no evidence of support for these policies.

On question 4, Bob Katter and KAP candidates have spoken out against ending the remote housing funding partnership, however they have not argued for a restoration of the partnership.
No evidence of support for these policies.
On question 1, the Coalition have appointed two non-Indigenous men to major First Nations policy roles: Senator Nigel Scullion as Indigenous Affairs Minister and Tony Abbott MP as a Special Envoy on Indigenous Affairs, much to the disappointment and anger of First Nations leaders.

On question 2, no evidence they support a comprehensive audit.

On question 3, Minister Scullion refuses to end the Community Development Program.

On question 4, in July 2018, the National Remote Indigenous Housing Partnership expired, and was not renewed by the Turnbull government.
No evidence of support for these policies.No evidence of support for these policies.
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Points scored by policy: out of 4444443344441322230.50000
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ReferencesPolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey ResponsePolicy Survey Response7245,4617,18,19,20,2155,56
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8. Strong public services including ABC

-- Will you reverse all of the budget cuts to health, education and aged care from the 2014 budget onwards?
-- Will you reverse all ABC and SBS budget cuts from the 2014 budget onwards?
-- Will you protect the independence of the ABC and SBS, reform the board appointment process and commit to not interfering in board or senior executive decision making?
Yes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsYes to all three questionsUncommitted on question 1. Yes to questions 2 and 3.Uncommitted on question 1. Yes to questions 2 and 3. Yes to question 3.

Uncommitted on questions 1 and 2, saying supports increased funding to health, education and aged care, and for the ABC and SBS. If elected, will assess the fiscal situation and will support appropriate and fiscally-prudent funding increases. No commitment for more funding.
Yes to all three questionsYes to questions 2 & 3.

Uncommitted on question 1.
Yes to questions 2 and 3.

Uncommitted on question 1, saying "The AJP supports a universal publicly funded healthcare system. We want to broaden the focus in health policy from just treating disease to also improving health. We believe the biggest gains in health, longevity and economy are to be gained by improving people's knowledge and access to healthy diet and exercise opportunities. We want to ensure funding of health services is provided at the state level, with an end to vertical fiscal imbalances that cause a lack of accountability at all levels".
Yes to the third question.

Labor is committed to restoring all funding cut from Australian schools. They are also committed to increasing funding for universities, TAFE and apprentices, as well as Medicare and hospitals, but it is not clear whether this will be equivalent to the 2014 budget cuts.

Labor is committed to restoring the recent cut of $83.7 million to the ABC and some other funding. They are committed to "stable funding" for the ABC over the next budget cycle, and that the ABC and SBS are "resourced appropriately" but don't appear to be committed to reversing the 2014 cuts.
Yes to all three questionsUncommitted on questions 1 & 2.

Yes to question 3.
Yes to all three questionsYes to questions 1 & 3.

Uncommitted on question 2.
No evidence KAP supports these policies. No to all 3 questions. Leyonhjelm has consistently voted to privatise the ABC.Though the Coalition increased education and aged care funding in this year's budget, any funding restored doesn't meet the cuts made in the 2014 and 2016 budgets. The Coalition has also failed to restore the $83.7m stripped from the ABC in the 2018 budget, or the funding cut in 2014. They have also rejected a Senate committee's findings that political interference was happening at the ABC.
The UAP has advocated increasing pensions by 20% immediately, as well as for $80 billion for health funding and $20 billion for schools funding.

No evidence of support for reversing ABC and SBS budget cuts or protecting their independence.

No evidence of support for these policies.
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9. Addressing Inequality and Cost of Living

-- Do you agree that Newstart is too low and that it must be raised by at least $75 per week?
-- Will you take steps to reduce the cost of out-of-pocket medical expenses?
-- Will you reverse cuts to weekend and public holiday penalty rates announced in 2017?
-- Will you make housing more affordable, including by reforming negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount?
-- Will you adopt a full employment target of 2-3% unemployed?
-- Will you trial a Job Guarantee program?
Yes to all six questionsYes to all six questions.Yes to all six questionsYes to all six questionsYes to questions 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6. Uncommitted on question 5 (full employment target), saying "what constitutes unemployment needs to be clarified in this question. 2-3% of what? Currently employment is defined as one hour per week and I am concerned that this construction fails to address the level of underemployment. There needs to be an under employment target that ensures people can get the amount of work they need." Yes to questions 1, 4 & 6.

No to question 3.

Uncommitted on question 2 ("this is a hugely wide question") and question 5 ("I have some concerns that such targets will only encourage the government of the day to further 'fiddle the books'")
Yes to questions 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. Uncommitted on question 6, saying "In principle, yes [we would trial a Job Guarantee], but would like to see the terms of reference for the trial and more information about how it's funded".Yes to questions 1, 2 & 5.

Uncommitted on question 3, saying he will consider any proposed changes to weekend and public holiday penalty rates on their merits.

No to question 4.

Uncommitted on question 6, saying he will consider a Job Guarantee program "on its merits".
Yes to questions 1 & 2.

No to question 4.

Uncommitted on questions 3, 5 & 6.
Yes to questions 1, 2 & 5.

Uncommitted on 3 & 6.

No to question 4.
Yes to questions 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6.

Uncommitted on question 5 (full employment target), saying "The AJP will promote growth in sustainable, animal friendly industries across the board such as eco-tourism, plant-based food products and technologies, and upcycled and recycled design. We do not currently have a specific target rate for unemployment".
Yes to questions 2, 3 and 4.

Labor will review Newstart, and say that it is too low, but won't commit to an increase.

Labor is not committed to a full employment target or a Job Guarantee program.
Yes to questions 2, 4 & 6.

Uncommitted on question 1, agreeing Newstart is too low but unsure on $75.

Uncommitted on question 3, wanting more information on implications of penalty rate cuts.

Uncommitted on question 5, but committeed to cutting unemployment and particularly youth unemployment.
Yes to questions 1 & 5.

Uncommitted on questions 2, 3, 4 & 6, but supports a comprehensive review of Newstart.
Yes to questions 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Uncommitted on questions 5 & 6.
Yes to questions 2, 4, 5 & 6.

Uncommitted on questions 1 & 3.
Bob Katter is in favour of increasing Newstart and voted to protect penalty rates.

No evidence KAP supports the remaining policies.
On questions 1, 2 & 3, no - the Liberal Democrats are against increasing public spending, and David Leyonhjelm has consistently voted against penalty rates.

No evidence the Liberal Democrats support the remaining policies.
The Coalition have repeatedly argued that Newstart should be transitory support. They initially planned to exclude people surviving on Newstart from receiving a one-off energy payment in this year's budget, but changed their position following criticism.

On question 2, the Coalition has allocated more funding to diagnostic services, heart health checks, cancer and mental health treatment.

On questions 3 and 4, no - the Coalition have made numberous public statements criticising reform of negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount.

On questions 5 and 6, no evidence the Coalition supports these policies.
No evidence of support for these policies.No evidence of support for these policies.
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10. Fair Tax Reform

-- Will you abolish Stage 2 and 3 of the income tax cuts in the 2018 Federal Budget?
-- Will you stop unfair tax giveaways to high income earners through avenues like superannuation tax concessions and dividend imputation?
Yes to both questionsYes to question 1.

Uncommitted on question 2, supports unwinding superannuation tax concessions generally, but doesn't support abolishing tax credits for fully self-funded retirees with direct share investments.
Uncommitted on question 1.

Yes to question 2.
No to question 1.

Yes to question 2.
Uncommitted on question 1, saying "We require further information. However, we are strongly in favour of a progressive taxation system, and would be concerned with any attempts to change that".

Yes to question 2.
Yes to both questionsUncommitted on question 1.

Yes to question 2.
No to both questions. Believes that Labor's policies on superannuation tax concessions and dividend imputation "are flawed and can be improved".No to both questionsNo to both questionsUncommitted on question 1.

Yes to question 2.
Yes to both questions.Uncommitted on both questions, saying "need more information on [these]. I support comprehensive tax reform where nothing happens in isolation. I would hope [these] proposals talk to overall progressive tax reform."Uncomitted on both questions, stating 'I support lower taxes for individuals and small to medium businesses'.No to question 1.

Uncommitted on question 2.
Uncommitted on both questions.Bob Katter criticised the 2018 budget tax cuts set to start in 2024 as 'fantasy land', but then voted for them and voted against Senate amendment to remove Stage 3.

No evidence KAP supports reform of superannuation or dividend imputation.
No to both questions. Believes tax cuts are good incentives for the wealthy to stay in, or return to, the country and that Labor's dividend imputation policy will impact middle- and low-income individuals.
No to both questions. The Coalition proposed and legislated Stage 2 and 3 of the income tax cuts in 2018. They want to flatten tax brackets, and want to retain the current superannuation and dividend imputation tax giveaways in full.On question 1, UAP Senator Brian Burston voted for stage 2 and 3 tax cuts in June 2018.

On question 2, no, Palmer has opposed changing franking credit arrangements.
No evidence of support for these policies.
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[2] Most Australians oppose government's $1bn Adani loan for coal railway line, The Guardian, 31 Jan 2017
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[4] Scott Morrison's pea-and-thimble trick, Sydney Morning Herald, February 27 2019
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[7] Angus Taylor confirms government 'won't be replacing' renewable energy target, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 September 2018
[8] Government's proposed federal ICAC 'a sham', say former senior judges, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 January 2019
[9] Attorney-General Christian Porter signed off on spy charges over bugging case, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 June 2018
[10] Labor, Coalition unite to reject legislative changes which would make political donations more transparent, ABC News Online, 31 January 2019
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[15] Morrison set to announce 30,000 cut to migration, SBS News Online, 19 March 2019
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[16a] Attorney General George Brandis says bigots have a right to free speech, news.com.au, 24 March 2014
[16b] Scott Morrison confirms Liberals will preference One Nation lower than Labor at federal election, ABC News Online, 28 March 2019
[17] Anger over Tony Abbott's Indigenous envoy role: 'Haven't we been punished enough?', ABC News Online, 29 August 2018
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[19] Indigenous deaths in custody report 'largely worthless', academics say, The Guardian, 20 December 2018
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[21] 'Outrageous, crazy decision': NT's housing war with Scott Morrison, Nigel Scullion amps up, ABC News Online, March 12 2019
[22] Coalition gives budget boost to aged care and Medicare services before election, The Guardian, 2 April 2019
[22a] Federal Budget 2014 cuts to health and education spending sparks talk of GST increases, news.com.au, 14 May 2014
[22b] Aged care funding for nursing homes cut by $1.2bn in federal budget, The Guardian, 3 May 2016
[23] ABC backers cry foul on budget funds, SBS News Online, 3 April 2019
[24] Political interference experienced at ABC, Senate committee says in calling for overhaul, ABC News Online, 1 April 2019
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[26] Coalition gives budget boost to aged care and Medicare services before election, The Guardian, 2 April 2019
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[28] Coalition offers alternative to Labor negative gearing reforms in 2019 Federal Budget, news.com.au, 2 April 2019
[29] Tax policy changes individuals need to know ahead of the federal election, ABC News Online, 5 April 2019
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31] David Leyonhjelm supported Adani in Parliament after investing in Abbot Point coal port, ABC News Online, 28 May 2018
[32] John Hewson says $1bn loan to Adani the 'last thing' Coalition should be doing, The Guardian, 16 April 2017
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[36] Major parties outline environmental policies aimed at wooing voters, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 March 2019
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[42] Senator David Leyonhjelm proposes "extreme vetting" in citizenship test, SBS News Online, 13 February 2017
[43] David Leyonhjelm calls for repeal of 18C in return for his vote on industrial relations, The Guardian, 4 November 2016
[44] David Leyonhjelm to quit federal politics, contest NSW state election, The Australian, 7 January 2019
[45] We are not “Closing the Gap”, Medium, 12 February 2018
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[51] Costings expose Shorten on super cash-grab, The Australian, 8 May 2018
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[57] One Nation-Shooters party feud sets up NSW election day showdown, The Guardian, 21 March 2019
[58] Facebook post on DNA testing of Aboriginals being repugnant, 10 April 2019, accessed at https://www.facebook.com/RobertBorsakMLC/posts/2211450679171141
[59] Palmer on coal being the answer to Australia's energy neeeds, Australian Financial Review, 11 September 2018
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[67] Katter questions contribution from ratepayers to Adani, "one of the wealthiest people on earth", Townsville Bulletin, 20 January 2018
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[71] Katter says Anning speech pushing for a ban on muslim immigration was solid gold, ABC News Online, 15 August 2018
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[74] Crossbenchers don't like Shorten's tax plan, Australian Financial Review, 16 April 2019
[75] What now for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island in need of medical evacuation?, ABC News Online, 12 February 2019
[76] Bob Katter joins fellow crossbenchers to demand an increase to Newstart, The Guardian, 16 November 2018
[77] House of Representatives vote on Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018, 21 June 2018
[78] Clive Palmer’s newest ad picked apart by experts in politics and defence, news.com.au, 18 February 2019
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[82] MP Bob Katter wants cuts to immigration, Cairns Post, 17 November 2015
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