Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?
|Management of the economy||41%||33%||26%||+8||+10|
|Maintaining international relations||33%||36%||30%||-3||+5|
|Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system||33%||40%||27%||-7||-3|
|Ensuring a quality education for all children||32%||40%||27%||-8||-4|
|Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries||32%||41%||26%||-9||-9|
|Addressing climate change||26%||39%||35%||-13||-13|
|Fair wages and workplace conditions||29%||45%||26%||-16||-18|
- In the time since the fall-out from the government’s AUKUS submarine announcement and Scott Morrison’s COP26 performance, fewer people trust the Liberal party to maintain international relations and handle national security.
- In September, more people trusted the Liberal government to maintain international relations than the Labor party (37% trusted the Liberals, 32% Labor). Now 36% trust Labor and 33% trust the Liberals.
- 38% of people now trust the Liberals to handle national security (41% in September) while trust in the Labor party has increased from 28% to 32%.
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In this week's report:
- Performance of Scott Morrison
- Performance of Anthony Albanese
- Preferred Prime Minister
- Views towards re-electing the federal Coalition government
- Party trust to handle issues
- Importance of Australia’s international reputation
- Scott Morrison’s impact on Australia’s international reputation
- Views towards Australia’s international reputation
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