Q. How important are the following in deciding which party you will vote for?
|Top priority||Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Better at handling Australia’s economy||37%||33%||51%||19%|
|They have better policies on things like education and health||31%||41%||25%||35%|
|They are more capable of governing effectively than the other parties||30%||30%||35%||18%|
|They are more likely to represent the interests of all Australians||30%||36%||25%||25%|
|They will do things that help me and my family||28%||32%||27%||17%|
|They have better policies on things like national security and immigration||24%||24%||29%||20%|
|Better at looking after the interests people like me||23%||27%||21%||22%|
|They have better policies on things like industrial relations and supporting Australian workers||23%||36%||17%||20%|
|More trustworthy than the other parties||22%||23%||23%||21%|
|They have better policies on things like environment and climate change||21%||26%||13%||46%|
|They have a better leader||16%||24%||14%||13%|
|I always vote for them||9%||11%||11%||6%|
The most important issues for Labor voters are policies on education and health (41% top priority), representing the interests of all Australians (36%), policies on industrial relations and supporting workers (36%) and doing things to help me and my family (32%).
For Liberal/National voters the key issues are handling the economy (51% top priority), capable of governing effectively (35%) and policies on national security and immigration (29%).
The major issue for Greens voters is policies on the environment and climate change (46%).
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