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.
Just before calling this state election the Labor government introduced a bill to ban donations to political parties by property developers. As a result we have done a comprehensive analysis of donations since January 1 2016. (Click here to download the full report.)
We commissioned Jonathan Pavetto, an energy sector economist, to investigate the implications of a 50% renewable energy policy on Queensland’s energy sector. His analysis is based on the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) annual National Transmission Network Development Plan published in December 2016.
We have just published the report on our June 2017 poll. Download by clicking here.