2019 election issues

Apr 30, 2019

Q. How important are each of the following issues in deciding how you will vote in the next election? 10 – Very Important

  Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other
Healthcare 40% 49% 31% 33% 41%
National security and terrorism 35% 31% 40% 21% 38%
Management of the economy 33% 32% 37% 24% 33%
Jobs 31% 38% 25% 20% 35%
Education 31% 39% 22% 32% 28%
Tax 28% 30% 25% 20% 32%
Environment 26% 31% 15% 50% 24%
Climate change 26% 31% 16% 50% 19%
Immigration 25% 25% 25% 18% 34%
Housing 24% 30% 16% 22% 25%
Transport and infrastructure 22% 24% 20% 15% 23%
  • On a 0-10 importance scale, 40% of people said Healthcare was an important issue (giving highest score of 10 out of 10). This was rated as an important issue by just under half of Labor voters (49%) and by the highest proportion of those voting for a minor party or independent (41%).
  • 35% thought National security and terrorism was a very important election issue. This result was highest among Coalition voters (40%), where it was the top issue, and those voting for another party or independent (38%).
  • The issues given a ‘Very important’ rating by Greens voters were Climate change (50%) and the Environment (50%).