New Conservative believes in the importance of families and the pivotal role they play in raising the next generation.
We are committed to supporting this essential unit and will introduce family-friendly policies and strategies aiming to strengthen, promote, and rebuild this pillar of society.
- The traditional definition of marriage goes back thousands of years and spans all cultures. New Conservative believes in the traditional definition of marriage as between one biological man and one biological woman, with all other legal arrangements categorised as civil unions.
- New Conservative believes that both lives matter, and will save the lives of babies in the womb while protecting the lives of mothers suffering complications arising from serious medical issues. Abortion should be criminalised under the Crimes Act as it involves the choices of one or more people resulting in the death of another. The taking of another’s life is a crime, not a health issue, and must be considered as such.
- Internet providers should be required to block access to explicit adult websites by default, making it opt-in rather than opt-out. This would mean that all pornography in New Zealand would be blocked or filtered by default, and would only be made available to individuals when an ISP receives a request to unblock it from a customer with appropriate age identification. We will ensure that recovery programmes are available for those caught in addiction and support organisations that are focused on ending human trafficking.
- New Conservative would introduce income splitting for couples in a legally recognised relationship such as marriage. We recognise the economic hardships of many families who try to do best by their children. We propose that families who meet this criteria be eligible to split their income in order to take advantage of lower tax brackets. This will result in a better financial position for many families who have chosen to limit the working hours of one parent for the wellbeing of their children.