Liberal voters are focused on getting rid of the government, and the carbon tax, lowering debt and returning to what they see as responsible government. They also express concerns about lack of leadership and the Greens. The economy is an issue for all voters, which is bad for Labor as the Liberals are viewed as better to deal with the economy.
Labor and Greens voters are interested in climate change, as well as the traditional Labor issues like education and health. There is also a sort of "unity ticket" between Greens and ALP voters on one hand and National Party and One Nation voters on the other on resources. This is the effect of coal seam gas which worries farmers and environmentally concerned voters, but for differing reasons, as well as support for a mining resource rental tax.
THEME: economy (economy, issue, policies, vote, ALP, country, party, marriage, political)
Range of issues including economic managemet, electoral reform (desparately required given the balance of power situation), tertiary education (needs to be free if we want our youth to take on further study) and agriculture (food security)
lack of sound fiscal/economic policy
ALP good record on economy and Abbott has nothing but madness
Getting the economy back on line and stopping the massive spending on failes schemes (pink bats, BER, etc) and dumping policies that will damage the economic competitiveness of the country.
This government needs to focus on our micro economy - not gay marriage.
THEME: change (change, health, term, education, environment)
same, the need for change will only get greater
climate change, growing disparity between rich and poor, education, health
most basic is climate change (long term) but in the short term it is the economy
THEME: government (government, spending, people, management)
The compentence of the government. ALP is falling short miserably at the moment.
government spending and unions that are out of control due to a week government
Whether democracy actually means government by the people.
Please hold an election next weekend! Less intrusive government, better fiscal management, and less blaming the Opposition for debacles - it just emphasises their own incompetence.
Implementing carbon price and evaluating its economic and environmental impact. Working out whether it is an effective intervention and how to finetune it.
Ensuring all Australians share in our the wealth generated by our resources