Australian federal election 2022

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Focussing on recent Australian Federal elections, this Collection hosts published policies by registered political parties as well as relevant content by the Australian Electoral Commission, Parliament and other statutory bodies. It also includes election-focussed position papers, submissions and policy proposals from think tanks, not for...
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Trends in Australian political opinion: results from the Australian Election Study, 1987-2022

The Australian Election Study (AES) provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive source of evidence ever collected on political attitudes and behaviour in Australia. This monograph presents the long-term trends over time in voter attitudes and behaviour in Australia. Situating the 2022 election in historical context...
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The 2022 Australian federal election: results from the Australian Election Study

This report presents findings from the 2022 Australian Election Study (AES). The AES surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,508 voters after the 2022 Australian federal election to find out what shaped their choices in the election.
Blog post

Public sector reform

During the 2022 federal election campaign, the Labor Party included improving the Australian Public Service (APS) within its raft of policy commitments. This article examines the key issues likely to influence plans for reform, taken from the ALP’s policy positions, inquiries initiated by the previous...
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Unfinished Parliamentary business: an overview of potential Indigenous Australians portfolio measures

This paper considers what might appear in the Albanese Government’s legislative and ministerial Indigenous Australians agenda, by listing what is already ‘on the table’.
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2022 Election commitments report

The 2022 Election commitments report provides the budget impact of each of the election commitments made by the major parties in the 2022 general election, and the total combined impact of their policy platforms on the Australian government budget.
Briefing paper

Research note: policy priorities and the 2022 Australian federal election result

This research note focuses on the policy priorities that appear to have shaped the 2022 Australian federal election result, and is written to accompany the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods/School of Politics and International Relations Symposium on 'Realignment or dealignment? Survey perspectives on...
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Political advertising on social media platforms during the 2022 federal election

The research in this report reveals that political parties spent at least $12.5 million on Facebook and Instagram advertising in the final two months of the 2022 election campaign, with Labor and the Greens successfully engaging women voters to a far higher degree than the...
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Explaining the 2022 Australian federal election result

In this paper, the authors analyse the factors associated with voting behaviour in May 2022, how that relates to voting intentions at the start of the campaign, as well as voting behaviour in the 2019 election, and a summary of some other key findings from...
Briefing paper

Wages, prices, and the 2022 federal election

The recent federal election featured important debate regarding the recent acceleration of inflation in Australia, and whether and how wages should be boosted to keep up with higher prices. This briefing paper reviews the detailed findings of an exit poll regarding wages, prices and the...
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Post-election briefing 2022: changing constituencies, changing prospects for reform

The 2022 federal election has reshaped Australia's political landscape. Labor will form government despite having an astonishingly low primary vote of around 32%. This paper summarises the election campaign, the results, the key themes, and the prospects for real, impactful reform in the new parliament.
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The 2022 climate election: unpacking how climate concerned Australians voted

This analysis of key seats in the 2022 federal election makes a compelling case for the strong connection between climate concerned Australians and their voting behaviour.
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Federal election 2022: a review of the election outcome and key policy issues

This publication outlines KPMG’s analysis of the 2022 Australian federal election result, including an examination of the ALP's policy focus for the national economy, foreign affairs and defence, health and wellbeing, and climate change and energy.
Policy

Labor's commitment to First Nations peoples

This publication outlines the ALP's policy priorities for Indigenous Australians.
Policy report

Research note: modelling of the 2022 Coalition and Labor child care policies

This paper provides results of modelling of the distributional impacts of Labor's proposed child care policy and the Coalition's recently legislated child care policy. Both policies are compared to the previous child care subsidy policy.
Discussion paper

Australians’ views on gender equity and the political parties

This paper focuses on the views of Australians about gender equality, on Australians’ attitudes to gender issues, confidence in the different parties on issues related to gender equity and how this relates to voting intentions. It is based on data from the April 2022 ANUpoll.
Discussion paper

Indigenous electoral power in the 2022 federal election: a geographic snapshot of latent potential

The authors of this paper suggest that Indigenous communities around Australia could wield significant electoral power if they mobilised the large cohort of non-participating eligible Indigenous vote.
Position paper

Super for housing inflationary and contrary to retirement income objective

The proposal announced by the federal Coalition to bust open super for first home buyers housing deposits would add tens of thousands of dollars to housing prices and would undermine the retirement savings of all Australians, asserts Industry Super Australia.
Article

How do the major parties rate on climate policies? We asked 5 experts

Strong national policies on climate change will help us be better prepared, bring global emissions down, and provide strong leadership in this time of crisis. In this article, five experts analyse and grade different aspects of this enormous portfolio.
Position paper

Mitchell Institute election 2022 education policy brief: early childhood education and care

This position paper outlines a number of policy initiatives the Mitchell Institute would like to see the next Australian government take action on.