Q. Which are the three most important issues in deciding how you would vote at a Federal election?
|Management of the economy||61%||60%||76%||28%|
|Ensuring a quality education for all children||26%||29%||24%||27%|
|Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system||49%||50%||50%||51%|
|Protecting the environment||15%||17%||10%||52%|
|A fair industrial relations system||8%||12%||4%||4%|
|Addressing climate change||15%||23%||6%||45%|
|Controlling interest rates||13%||15%||13%||6%|
|Australian jobs and protection of local industries||32%||28%||36%||12%|
|Ensuring a quality water supply||5%||5%||3%||7%|
|Ensuring a fair taxation system||17%||14%||19%||16%|
|Security and the war on terrorism||8%||4%||13%||1%|
|Treatment of asylum seekers||5%||3%||5%||12%|
|Managing population growth||12%||12%||12%||9%|
There were few substantial differences between voters on issues they considered important. Compared to the average, Labor voters are more likely to rate addressing climate change (23%) as important.
Liberal/National voters attach more importance to management of the economy (76%) and security and the war on terrorism (13%) while Greens voters are more likely to nominate protecting the environment (52%), addressing climate change (45%) and treatment of asylum seekers (12%).
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- Federal voting intention
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- Federal government response to Covid-19
- State government response to Covid-19
- Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine
- Reason those who would get vaccinated against Covid-19 have not been vaccinated yet
- Speed of NSW lockdown
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