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Victoria Election 2011


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Victoria

Parties:

Labour

Conservative

Liberal

SDGP

Issues

Agriculture

Budget and Debt

Crime

Drugs

Defense

Economy

Energy

Environment

Free Trade

Healthcare

Immigration

Language

Monarchy

Multiculturalism

Qadim Intervention

Tax Reform

Transport

Unemployment

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//Agriculture

Break up large farms and agribusiness. Switch agricultural sector to organic farming.

Increase farm subsidies, fund modernisation and conservation. New incentives for organic farming.

Slightly increase subsidies to encourate crop diversification. Tax breaks for lower-income farmers.

Cut subsidies in half, abolish the Rice Board, and reduce tariffs to make exports more appealing.

Abolish all farm subsidies. Liberalize agriculture and open up markets to imports from abroad.

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//Balanced Budget

Ignore the deficit and debt. Massive spending for new social welfare schemes.

Deficit spending to stimulate the economy in the short-term. Oppose cuts to social programs.

Targeted spending cuts and tax increases to cut deficit without compromising public services.

Enact strict austerity measures to reduce the budget deficit. Reduce public spending.

Make deep cuts to social programs, reduce government debt, and overhaul public sector.

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// Crime

Combat the social problems that lead to criminal behavior. Heavy emphasis on rehabilitation. Abolish Death Penalty.

Encourage rehabilitation instead of punishment. Greater scrutiny over police. Moratorium on Death Penalty.

Put more police on the streets. Rehabilitate non-violent offenders but tougher sentencing for violent criminals.

Three strikes laws and mandatory minimums to deter crime. Expand police powers. Death penalty to deter heinous crimes.

Zero tolerance for crime. Build more prisons and privatise the penal system. Expand the death penalty to cover more crimes.

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//Defense

Abolish the military and put the budget into foreign aid. Commit ourselves to pacifism and reject militarism.

Reduce the defense budget and downsize the military. Protect neutrality, focus on being a peaceful force in region.

Targeted increases in the military budget. Maintain "active neutrality" policy. Support peacekeeping missions.

Increase defense budget to raise troop numbers and procure new equipment. Become more active in regional affairs.

Significantly increase military budget to build up defense forces to deal with threats. Restore national service.

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//Drugs

Legalise and regulate all drugs including opium, cocaine and "club drugs."

Legalise cannabis. Decriminalize drug possession and set up methadone clinics.

Keep cannabis at Class B. Increase public awareness of drug problems.

Reduce social tolerance of drugs. No clinics or benefits for drug addicts.

Reclassify all drugs to Class A. No tolerance of drug abuse. Declare a War on Drugs.

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// Economy

Large social development programmes to build up a green economy. Promote public ownership of industries.

New public investment in new industries, especially a robust manufacturing sector. Raise minimum wage.

Inject a stimulus package to create jobs, invest in education and infrasture to build knowledge economy.

Reduce regulation of business and open markets. Fight inflation. Lower the minimum wage.

Abolish minimum wage. Supply-side economics to generate economic prosperity. Reassure market confidence at all costs.

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//Energy

Renewable energy all the way. Increase taxes on fossil fuels. Restrict drilling and mining. Switch off nuclear power.

Public investment in clean energy sources. Eliminate coal and oil tax breaks. Exit from nuclear power step by step.

Increase funding to explore alternative energy and maintain current energy production. Review nuclear power.

Coal and oil are our main concerns. Expand coal, gas, and oil production. Nuclear power is safe and sound.

Build more nuclear plants and lift restrictions on oil, gas, and coal exploration. Scrap Renewable energy subsidies.

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//Environment

The environment always comes first. Raise taxes on pollution, especially carbon emissions.

Environment is a priority. Increase environmental standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

We must protect the environment. Support more recycling and tax incentives for being eco-friendly.

Open to environmentalism, but rights of businesses and farmers take priority and deserve respect.

Global warming is a hoax. Scrap eco-bureaucracy. Cut down on recycling services to save money.

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//Free Trade

The process of globalization should be reversed. Fair trade not free trade.

High tariffs to protect labour, farmers and business from overseas competition.

Impose moderate tariffs to protect and promote domestic industries.

Reduce tariffs, open and diversify markets to promote more free trade.

All markets should be open! Push for free trade expansion.

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// Healthcare

Replace current system with a single-payer health care system. National health service to employ doctors and nurses.

Public health insurance program to cover the uninsured. Secure universal health care through public-private means.

Universal health care through mandatory purchase of competing private health insurers. Subsidize low-income patients.

Tax incentives for people to buy insurance. Restrict medical malpractice lawsuits. Encourage private hospitals and clinics.

Privatise all current public hospitals and clinics. Deregulate the health insurance market to promote competition.

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// Immigration

Relax immigration laws and allow unlimited refugees. Amnesty for illegal asylum seekers. Open borders!

Immigration is good for Victoria. Provide greater rights to asylum seekers. Make entry easier for immigrants.

Encourage skilled immigrants and genuine asylum seekers. Promote greater integration of immigrants into society.

Place strict quotas on immigration, it is causing "welfare-drain". Crack down on criminal asylum seekers.

Immigration is destroying our fragile demographic balance. Close borders and repatriate asylum seekers.

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//Language

Special rights for minority populations, while French should be our official language.

Special regional language rights should be applied. Increase bilingual standards.

French and English should be the predominant languages. Allow some multi-lingual services.

Allow provinces to end bilingualism if they don't need it. Encourage the English language.

English should be the only official language. Remove compulsory bilingualism.

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// Monarchy

Abolish all aristocratic titles. Replace Monarchy and House of Lords with a directly-elected President and Senate.

Reduce Royal powers. Prime Minister should be supreme. Replace House of Lords with appointed Senate.

Hold a referendum on the future of the Monarchy and reform of the House of Lords.

Preserve the rights and powers of the Monarchy. Keep the House of Lords as is.

Grant the Monarchy increased veto powers and a greater role in foreign affairs.

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//Multiculturalism

We must atone for our imperialist, racist past! Radical redistribution programs are necessary!

We should embrace a multicultural heritage, best showcasing our tolerance and diversity.

We must move forward as a 'melting pot' nation. Maintain current multicultural programs.

Multiculturalism only encourages division. Treat all Victorians as equal under the law.

We must preserve our historic Western culture. Scrap all multicultural initiatives.

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//Qadim Intervention

No blood for oil! No support for coalition forces. Denounce Western imperialism against Qadim.

Oppose going to war. No Victorian support for coalition or Al-Merani, and remain neutral in the conflict.

Seize Al-Merani's assets and denounce his regime's crimes. Support the coalition but no military aid.

Support the Qadim intervention with air and naval support. Stop Abdul Al-Merani from committing terrorism and war crimes.

Join the coalition forces. Dispatch ground forces to assist the rebels. Regime change is the only option.

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//Tax Reform

Abolish the GST. Impose a "wealth tax" on high incomes, and a windfall profits tax on corporations.

Reduce the GST to 10%. Increase taxes on the wealthy and large corporations. Crack down on tax evasion.

Reduce GST rate to 12.5%. Tax cuts for small businesses and working families. Close tax loopholes and shelters.

Increase Goods and Services Tax rate to 17.5%. Significant across-the-board income and corporate tax cuts.

Implement a flat income and corporate tax. Broaden tax base by eliminating tax credits. Raise the GST to 20%.

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//Transport

Restrict car use. Implement road pricing. Major expansion of public transportation.

Raise car and petrol taxes to pay for comprehensive public transport programme.

Improve public transport through more investment in high speed rail and efficient buses.

Abolish car tax. Public-private partnerships in transport systems. Build more roads.

Privatise and deregulate current public transit systems like buses, trains and airports.

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//Unemployment

Massive public works and welfare programs. Restructure companies into union-owned cooperatives.

Preserve worker and union rights. Mandate a 35-hour workweek. Create national infrastructure program.

Enact social partnerships between businesses and unions. Provide retraining programs for the unemployed.

Relax dismissal protection. Protect public services from strikes. Create a welfare-to-work program.

Outlaw strikes and crack down on trade unions. Eliminate employment protection. Slash unemployment benefits.

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PARTY PLATFORMS

Labour

Agriculture CL

Budget and Debt CL

Crime C

Drugs C

Defense C

Economy CL

Energy CL

Environment CL

Free Trade CL

Healthcare CL

Immigration C

Language CL

Monarchy CL

Multiculturalism CL

Qadim Intervention C

Tax Reform CL

Transport CL

Unemployment CL

Conservative

Agriculture C

Budget and Debt CR

Crime CR

Drugs CR

Defense CR

Economy CR

Energy CR

Environment CR

Free Trade C

Healthcare CR

Immigration CR

Language CR

Monarchy CR

Multiculturalism CR

Qadim Intervention CR

Tax Reform CR

Transport CR

Unemployment CR

Liberal

Agriculture CR

Budget and Debt C

Crime C

Drugs C

Defense C

Economy C

Energy C

Environment C

Free Trade CR

Healthcare C

Immigration CL

Language C

Monarchy C

Multiculturalism C

Qadim Intervention C

Tax Reform C

Transport C

Unemployment C

SDGP

Agriculture L

Budget and Debt L

Crime CL

Drugs CL

Defense CL

Economy L

Energy L

Environment L

Free Trade L

Healthcare L

Immigration L

Language L

Monarchy L

Multiculturalism L

Qadim Intervention CL

Tax Reform L

Transport L

Unemployment L

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Regions

English River

Port Victoria

Saguenay

Mount Royal

(not recalling the rest- need my laptop repaired)

Racial Demographics:

White 53%

Black 25%

Asian 12%

Mixed/Other 10%

Primary languages:

English 62%

French 24%

Spanish 5%

Others% 9

Religion:

Protestant 38%

Catholic 26%

Other Christian 6%

Hinduism 7%

Rastafarian 2%

Judaism 1%

Islam 1%

Buddhism 1%

None 18%

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Regions

English River

Port Victoria

Saguenay

Mount Royal

(not recalling the rest- need my laptop repaired)

Racial Demographics:

White 53%

Black 25%

Asian 12%

Mixed/Other 10%

Primary languages:

English 62%

French 24%

Spanish 5%

Others% 9

Religion:

Protestant 38%

Catholic 26%

Other Christian 6%

Hinduism 6%

Rastafarian 3%

Judaism 1%

Islam 1%

Buddhism 1%

None 18%

What exactly is the theme of this micronation? A former colony of New Brittannia? Is it in a Caribbean-style environment, or something else? Is it First World or Third World in nature? Does it have a monarch (New Brittannian or it's own) or a president as head-of-state above it's PM? Is there a lot of tension between these races and religions, or is there a more-or-less successful melting pot? I'll think of other questions later.

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What exactly is the theme of this micronation? A former colony of New Brittannia? Is it in a Caribbean-style environment, or something else? Is it First World or Third World in nature? Does it have a monarch (New Brittannian or it's own) or a president as head-of-state above it's PM? Is there a lot of tension between these races and religions, or is there a more-or-less successful melting pot? I'll think of other questions later.

Hey Patine,

Victoria is a former Britannian colony that is kind of a cross between Canada and the Caribbean. Parts of it (chiefly the upscale cities and suburbs) are very first-world with high living standards, whereas the more downscale cities and rural areas are second or third-world in nature. It has a Monarch (the British King). In some parts of the country there is little tension and it's a successful melting pot (the tourist centers and the capital), whereas others have significant tension (the suburbs and downscale cities, as well as in the rural areas). A significant minority of whites are worried about losing their demographic majority, whereas many blacks feel frustrated by high unemployment, discrimination, and a lack of integration. The country is also concerned about its current high budget deficit, economic problems, a flourishing drug trade and high drug abuse, and high youth unemployment.

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