Policy matters in election 2022
What are the issues that should matter for Australians?
What are the essential choices we need to make as a country?
Australians will cast their vote on 21 May.
A wide range of polls have been conducted on the issues that matter to Australians, including those published by the ABC’s Vote Compass, the AFR, and private research companies. The themes consistently rated at the top of these surveys are the economy, climate change, healthcare, government integrity and accountability.
Researchers and experts from the University of Sydney Business School and Sydney Policy Lab have come together to take you through what we think should be top of mind when it comes to policy during this election campaign.
Drawing on their research and expertise, members of the Lab team and Business School colleagues give their take on issues including climate change, the economy, health, COVID recovery and even the future of democracy itself.
Election contests always involve a battle over economic management. Professor Tim Soutphommasane, Professor Clinton Free and Claire Connelly explore the lived experience of the economy, and the kind of vision needed to build our future prosperity.
COVID has put health front of mind for all of us. Now we are faced with an ageing population, a stretched public hospital system and the threat of future pandemics. Professor Tim Soutphommasane, Associate Professor Helena Nguyen and Professor John Buchanan outline the changes needed to build a stronger healthcare system.
Australia is already seeing the effects of climate change. Professor Tim Soutphommasane, Associate Professor Amanda Tattersall and Dr Tanya Fiedler explore the urgent need to address climate risk and transition to clean renewable energy.
COVID recovery and the future of democracy
What does post-pandemic recovery look like for Australia? How can we rejuvenate our democracy? Professor Tim Soutphommasane, Nick Bryant and Professor Clinton Free explore some big questions about Australia’s post-COVID future.
Researchers and featured experts
Political theorist and human rights advocate
Sydney Policy Lab
Deputy Dean and Head of School
Corporate governance expert
University of Sydney Business School
Policy Matters is a collaboration between the University of Sydney Business School and the Sydney Policy Lab. Learn more about the collaboration.
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