JWS Research founder John Scales explains in today’s article in the Australian Financial Review by Phillip Coorey that Australians are sick of political upheaval and seek a return to stability in government.
In his article “PM vies with Labor to say nothing”, Phillip Coorey explains how both parties know the public is growing weary of political infighting and just want the government to focus on running the place well.
Coorey cites JWS Research’s most recent True Issues survey results, showing that there is a prevailing desire for stability in policy and politics at the highest level. The public is disillusioned after an extended period of political upheaval.
JWS Research founder John Scales explains that recent True Issues focus groups show, “In terms of looking forward, they still need to focus on key priorities and an agenda but the [focus] groups were happy for the economy to be managed well. There’s no desire for a new radical agenda. They want stability.”
The most recent release of JWS Research’s True Issues survey, which gauges what issues are important to Australians, showed the general mood was one of increased satisfaction with the quality of government, and a desire for stability tinged with anxiety about what the future holds.