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Who will win the balance of power?



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FAMILY FIRST

MEDIA RELEASE

SF/247. Wednesday November 21, 2007

WHO WILL WIN THE BALANCE OF POWER?

The Coalition is likely to lose control of the Senate while Labor is just as unlikely to win it. The Balance of Power is likely to be won by Family First or the Greens. So why no scrutiny of what the two parties stand for?

ISSUES GREENS want to …. FAMILY FIRST wants to ….

Health � Remove the 30% private health insurance subsidy (Economics, no. 22)

� Support 30% private health insurance subsidy

Jobs � Shut down the timber and

coal industries (Natural Resources Policy no 35, 12, 14, 17, 18; Climate Change and Energy Policy no 33, 34, 35)

� Support timber industry � Support move to clean coal

Drugs

� Open drug injecting rooms � Decriminalise drugs � Free heroin to addicts (Drugs, Substance Use and Addiction Policy, no 27, 33)

� Oppose drug injecting rooms & free heroin to addicts � Oppose decriminalisation of drugs

Schools

� Rip $1.1 billion from non-government schools (Education Policy, no 38)

� Support current needs based funding of non-government schools

X-Rated Material

� Legalise the sale of X-rated material (Media and Communications Policy, no. 39)

� Oppose the sale of X-rated material

Marriage � Want same-sex marriage (Sexuality & Gender Identity Policy, no 15) � Marriage only between a man and woman

Adoption � Want same-sex adoption (Sexuality and Gender Identity Policy, no 9) � Oppose same-sex adoption

IVF

� Want taxpayer-funded IVF for same-sex couples (Sexuality and Gender Identity Policy, no 9)

� Oppose IVF for same-sex couples

Euthanasia

� Legalise euthanasia (Bob Brown introduced Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill into Senate, Feb 2007)

� Oppose euthanasia

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