Retirement income and savings policies could be deciding factors in this coming federal election. Forty-eight per cent of the seats in parliament have a median voter age of 50 years or older.
Measured by GDP per capita the Coalition is ahead of Labor since 2007, but Labor and the Coalition are tied in the longer term.
2019 is not the hottest Australian summer ever, but the second hottest, with 1991, 28 years ago being the hottest.
Since the previous qualitative poll completed by the Australian Institute for Progress 12 months ago, the Coalition has improved in just about every aspect, apart from its vote against the ALP.
The odds are that Labor will win the Victorian election, but there is a narrow gate through which the Liberal Nationals could pass to government, or the Greens to a role in supporting a minority Labor government.
Our panel of 1208 told us that they were on balance having more trouble paying their power bills this year, but were split on the causes, and how much they could afford to pay to meet our Paris Accord commitments.
We believe that the government needs to reset in a way that can avoid the current deadlock in the senate as much as possible.
Our latest polling (download from here) shows left of centre voters being more committed and unified than right of centre voters. This is partly due to the continuation of resentment at the way Malcolm Turnbull won the Liberal Party leadership.
Our submission was that religious belief has too much, and too little, protection and laws relating to religious freedom require a total makeover, including removal of responsibility from the states.
We polled twice during the Queensland state election. Our first poll was reported prominently in The Australian, and this morning the Courier Mail published our analysis from the second poll (an exit poll) as an op-ed.