Six months after its election win, Government performance across key areas remains relatively steady, rated as the same or slightly lower than the latest True Issues survey, five months ago, but performance has slipped on agriculture and regional development and hospitals, healthcare and ageing.

True Issues is a research tool to assist Australian businesses understand where their issues truly sit within the contemporary issues landscape. This poll was conducted as an online survey between 6 – 10 November among a representative national sample of 1,000 Australians aged 18+ years.

The largest differences in government performance are on agriculture and regional development (down four index points to 41, back to its February 2019 result), and on hospitals, healthcare and ageing (index of 40 compared with 43 in June 2019). Note that both metropolitan and regional Australians rate Government performance as weaker on agriculture and regional development since June.

After a post-election lift in June, Australians are now feeling less positive about the performance of business and government. Six months in, the Australian Government’s performance is rated at an index score of 45. This represents a fall from its post-election peak of 49 but is slightly better than the Morrison Government’s earlier ratings of 43 (and equal to the Turnbull Government’s best score in April 2018).

This was an excerpt from our latest True Issues report, to read the full report, click the link below.

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