Environmental, planning and integrity issues have been selected as most likely to influence voting in the state election according to a poll of election issues by Redlands2030.
A long list of issues was available to choose from. Respondents could select any number of issues from just one to all 28.
The percentage number in the table is the percentage of respondents who said each issue would influence their vote.
Issues which will influence voting
Here are the election issues which a clear majority of people said would influence their vote.
|Issues of concern to most||%|
|Adani coal mine||83|
|Toondah Harbour dredging and 3,600 apartments||80|
|Corruption and integrity in government and local councils||65|
|Koala and other wildlife conservation||65|
|Climate change – the government’s response||63|
|Planning and development laws||62|
|Tree clearing laws||62|
|Electricity generation mix – renewable, coal fuelled||58|
The least important election issues
Election issues selected by fewest respondents are listed them in order of least importance, as measured by the percentage of people who selected these issues.
There may be some disconnect between the tabloid press, party political noises and what voters think to be important election issues.
|Issues of concern to few||%|
|Sporting facilities and events||4|
|Taxes and charges||12|
|Trade union influence and regulation||14|
|Regulation of business and big projects (red tape)||16|
|Jobs jobs jobs||19|
Issues important to a significant minority
These are the issues which were selected by more than a third (but less than a half) of respondents as being likely to influence their voting.
They are ranked from most support to least support.
|Roads and rail improvements||45|
|Hospitals and health||39|
|Quality of candidate||38|
|Indigenous Australians rights and needs||34|
|Aged care and services for disadvantaged people||34|
|Schools, education and vocational training||33|
Other issues of concern to a minority of respondents
These are the issues selected by less than one third of respondents, but more than 20%.
|Ice and other illegal drugs||29|
|Crime, policing and law enforcement||24|
|Leslie Harrison Dam||24|
|Weinam Creek PDA and transport to Southern Bay islands||22|
|Domestic violence laws and policing||21|
Election issues suggested by respondents
Our polling allowed people to suggest other issues. Here’s what was put forward:
- Population growth too high,and excessive development
- Advancement of SMBI
- Autism help for families
- Protected areas eg Ramsar
- Green fauna infrastructure
- Public transportation
- Better questions like yes or no for Adani
Details of the survey
This poll of issues was done on-line, introduced in this post published on 29 October.
As at the time of preparing this report, the poll had attracted 100 responses, which made it very easy to calculate the percentages of respondents selecting any issue.
Are candidates addressing the big issues?
Have the candidates for your seat addressed the issues which are important?
Here’s a link to our list of candidates for electorates covering the Redlands.
Redlands2030 – 20 November 2017
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