Essential Report

Priorities for next Government

Jul 5, 2016

Q. Which ever party wins the election, what should be the main priorities for the new Government? (up to 3)

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Invest more in hospitals and health services 45%   54% 38% 39% 49%
Invest more in education 26% 32% 21% 30% 24%
Cut spending to reduce the deficit 24% 10% 46% 5% 16%
Ensuring big businesses pay their fair share of tax 22%   25% 19% 18% 32%
Do more to address unemployment 18%   22% 13% 18% 21%
Legalise same sex marriage 15%   17% 10% 36% 15%
Invest more in infrastructure e.g. rail and roads 14%   9% 22% 8% 11%
Invest more in renewable energy 13%   12% 10% 36% 15%
Do more to address climate change 12%   14% 6% 35% 8%
Build the NBN 12%   15% 11% 12% 10%
Do more to assist first home buyers 9%   10% 8% 10% 13%
More support for local industries 9% 6% 13% 3% 9%

The main priorities for the new Government are investing in hospitals and health, investing in education and cutting the deficit.

Liberal/National voters are more likely to want the Government to cut the deficit (46%), invest in health and hospitals (38%) and invest in infrastructure (22%).

Labor voters are more likely to want the Government to invest in health and hospitals (54%), invest in education (32%) and ensure big businesses pay their share of tax (25%).

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