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TRENDING POLLS THIS WEEK

Are Australians paying too much for basic needs?

588 Responses

Are the Australian nature laws protecting endangered wildlife?

120 Responses

Has the Luxon government failed NZ’s health?

1217 Responses

How accessible are emergency services for Australians?

65 Responses

Should Canada do more to protect caribou and the boreal forest?

158 Responses

Will you make the switch to electric?

1602 Responses
THE OPINIONS OF THE EXPERTS

Bearing the Burden: Queensland's Cost of Living...

WRITTEN BY: Deb Frecklington MP

As Shadow Minister for Cost of Living and Energy, Shadow Minister for Water and the Construction of Dams and Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing Ms. Frecklington recently rel...

Tax and Spend

WRITTEN BY: Greg Hallam AM PSM

Greg Hallam’s insightful article discusses the urgency of where taxpayers’ money is being allocated and to return to the times when governments discussed the urgent issues faced by the nation. He c...

Is a rental freeze the answer to Australia’s ho...

WRITTEN BY: Troy Henderson

Australia is grappling with a severe shortage of rental properties, pushing prices up for tenants. PropTrack data shows a significant year-on-year increase in rental prices across capital cities, w...

THE PUBLIC VOICE
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At National Poll we want to hear the voice of the Australian public.

Your views matter and we invite you to submit your own ideas for a National Poll. Every week we will pick a poll suggested to us from a member of the public.


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More polls on Federal and state polotics

Submitted by Grant
2024-07-03 06:02:00

Returning to our christian beliefs

Submitted by Tom
2024-06-13 18:43:15

Health and disability,interest rates

Submitted by Lisa
2024-06-12 19:15:02

Should Australia make it much easier for health professionals and teachers from overseas to gain permanent residency, regardless of age? This will solve the workforce issues.

Submitted by John
2024-06-07 15:13:50

Does Australia do enough to protect its oceans and ocean animals?

Submitted by John
2024-06-07 14:57:43

Should indigenous studies be mandated at select points in the national curriculum?

Submitted by Phil
2024-05-14 18:58:30

Is the Federal Government doing enough to protect Australia’s national security?

Submitted by Phil
2024-05-14 18:54:23

Are new Australians being adequately prepared to integrate into Australian society

Submitted by Phil
2024-05-14 18:52:13

Are federal ministers doing what we pay them for

Submitted by colin
2024-05-13 11:16:22

I think there should be a poll about the justice system as it is not hard enough on punishment. We need proper jail time and proper punishment for major crimes like murder, rape and animal cruelty etc

Submitted by Sara
2024-05-08 09:36:14

In Australia we have out dated and backwards protection for people with a disabilities visible and invisible in the work place. People with disabilities should get more sick leave and better protection under the discrimination act on a federal level.

Submitted by Shane
2024-05-07 14:00:57

Here in South Australia our rural & country area's have only volunteers in our Emergency Services. SA State Emergency Service, Country Fire Service & SA Ambulance Service. All volunteers responding to emergency call outs - Fires, Storms, Floods, Road Cras

Submitted by Heidi
2024-04-30 14:04:26

Provide more transparency to the Australian Taxpayer regarding Government spending relating to funding towards arms and infrastructure in other countries - particularly to countries in BREACH of global HUMANITARIAN LAWS relating to WAR CRIMES and CRIMES A

Submitted by Bronte
2024-04-09 20:41:12

Nuclear power stations, are they the best idea, taking away the need to use coal wind and solar energy

Submitted by Fiona
2024-04-07 12:57:39

Should the media be scrutinised for bias, politics and activism?

Submitted by Jim
2024-04-04 20:20:39

We did not vote for increasing urbanisation, increasing dependence upon fewer corporate and political networks, allowing increasing interference by unelected/unaccountable international organisations, or to have our values coerced into a vagueness/indeter

Submitted by Leon
2024-04-04 19:01:06

Should the Australian government build nuclear power plants for a more reliable power source

Submitted by Fiona
2024-04-02 23:06:00

Medical Marijuana, should D be on the PBS

Submitted by Shaz
2024-04-02 16:38:06

Should Australia put a stop to ALL foreign influence. This includes the push for DEI from foreign shareholders. Even governments and government entities are being manipulated by foreign players, like the WHO, WEF and the UN and it has already been detrime

Submitted by Deborah
2024-03-21 17:45:44

Are prisoners of new Zealand being treated fairly and are corrections abiding their human rights

Submitted by Jayden
2024-03-18 13:19:24

Are new Zealand prisoners being treated unfairly and are corrections abiding human rights

Submitted by Jayden
2024-03-18 13:17:11

We should keep the cheque book a/cs and stop closing down banks eg. bank of Western Australia, ppl need banks as a personal service

Submitted by Jeff
2024-03-15 10:07:46

Keeping chequebook availability for businesses who want them as well as seniors and those who find them easier to use rather than e-banking!!

Submitted by Fiona
2024-03-09 18:17:44

Hi what do Australians think about the banks closing down and makeing us do everything on internet. If we all start taking our money out of the cba see what happens,without us they are nothing thanks ian jphnson

Submitted by Ian
2024-03-07 14:09:13

Should Australia’s immigration intake be reduced drastically?

Submitted by Chris
2024-03-06 14:19:47

Realestate companies need a royal commission as it's out of control houses are falling apart and they are ask exorbitant prices

Submitted by Jason
2024-03-05 22:37:34

Previous poll suggestions indicate many respondents to National Poll are unlikely to seek out multiple viewpoints from reputable sources of information. I would like a poll which tries to understand what sources of news and information shape the views of

Submitted by Gerard
2024-03-04 21:31:06

Is time for Queensland to reintroduce Daylight Saving statewide or just in Southern Qld?

Submitted by Andrew
2024-03-04 18:29:42

Should takeaway liquor sales be available from supermarkets and convenience retail in Queensland?

Submitted by Andrew
2024-03-04 18:25:17

Should pharmacy ownership rules be deregulated in Australia in line with other jurisdictions in the world.

Submitted by Andrew
2024-03-04 18:22:51

Should Fauna flora seaways be sacrificed for renewables. 1 Should tops of mountains, forests farmland be ripped out for renewables. 2. Should Koala habitats be destroyed for renewables. 3. Can we afford to lose arable Farmland to wind and solar. 4. Would

Submitted by Harold Dennis
2024-03-02 10:17:06

With the increase of youth crime throughout the country, should Australians be able to use significant force to protect themselves/their property/their family, on or in their own property?

Submitted by Noel
2024-03-01 16:18:49

Too many government departments have been downsized to inconvenient, inefficient automated phone systems that create stress and anxiety for users. Australia needs to return to human-based call-cebtre services, particularly when accessing government-based

Submitted by Debra
2024-02-27 18:17:15

Israel have every right to finish the war feeling safe. You shouldn't start what you can't finish.

Submitted by Stepheny
2024-02-27 14:28:43

Renewable destruction. Should there be a ban on fauna/flora destruction for renewables Could solar be put over every major road. Ban wind farms form the sea. Arable land and forests. tops of Mountains. Bring on Aircraft Carrier Type nuclear plants under

Submitted by Harold Dennis
2024-02-27 07:46:05

Are you in favour of Nuclear Energy to power Australia CO2 free

Submitted by Lewis
2024-02-26 17:24:24

I'd like to see a poll asking whether people believe in the WEF driven current climate change scare agenda where the world is now obsessed with reducing carbon emissions when there's zero actual scientific evidence linking carbon outputs to said environme

Submitted by Vincent
2024-02-24 16:07:10

I think there should be a debate on the Treaty of Waitangi, i believe many thousands of Kiwi's are poorly informed on what the treaty states, in both English and Maori, it is not by any means racist to call for debate, it is a healthy thing.

Submitted by david
2024-02-21 19:46:09

Should Australia look into nuclear as a part of Australian power in the future

Submitted by Mark
2024-02-19 20:40:56

Should politicians who win a role as a politician in local, state and federal elections and who belong to a certain political party, then leave that party whilst in office, should they have to stand for re-election in that seat straight away, or be replac

Submitted by Peter
2024-02-16 12:11:13

Are people happy with the ability or inability of our defence force to protect us in a time of conflict?

Submitted by WarrenWarren
2024-02-16 10:07:08

The Woolworths-Coles Supermarket duopoly must stop suppressing retail prices of dairy products. There has not been meaningful value for products since before the GFC (relative the cost of production/dairy business margins). Dairy farmers are not paid enou

Submitted by Craig
2024-02-15 09:54:34

People with disabilities not having the ability, should they be forced into a job at a shop or should they receive the supports they need to help them mentally and physically work in an ADE with the support with qualified carers.

Submitted by Fiona
2024-02-04 13:50:20

Review the Treaty of Waitangi

Submitted by Bob
2024-02-03 14:53:21

Do you believe the actions taken by the Federal Government against Climate Change is actually a waste of money and damaging the environment it's meant to protect. Do you believe the actions taken by the Federal Government is actually doing anything to he

Submitted by Debra
2024-01-21 11:03:08

A poll on Victorias Governments managment of funds, debt and the big build.

Submitted by Mark
2024-01-13 06:32:58

Abolish Australian local government or councils...ppl can't continue to be supporting 3 levels of government.. We all are over represented.. Fed lower house .. Senators for the state .. Senators for the country.. State lower house .. State senators except

Submitted by Kev
2024-01-12 09:41:38

Abolish Australian local government or councils...ppl can't continue to be supporting 3 levels of government.. We all are over represented.. Fed lower house .. Senators for the state .. Senators for the country.. State lower house .. State senators except

Submitted by Kev
2024-01-12 09:41:31

Why are the Australian Government allowing refugees and migrants into Australia without proper background checks? There are known terrorists amongst them

Submitted by Benny
2024-01-10 10:38:55

Hostages that were taken by Terrorists "Hamas" that were declared by international bodies need to be returned safely to their families

Submitted by Benny
2024-01-10 10:32:49

Australia needs a Royal commission Into Covid and the Covid response , Including the Government departments and media. Do Australians feel the Government and media restricted freedom of speech during the covid pandemic

Submitted by Bert
2024-01-09 21:07:02

Do a Poll on Local Councils wanting to increase property Rates by as much as 40%

Submitted by KENNETH
2024-01-06 12:36:35

Ask people if they are happy about numerous Councils changing the date for Australia Day

Submitted by KENNETH
2024-01-06 12:35:43

I would like a vote should abandoned houses be pulled down and new homes be built to house the homeless

Submitted by Mary
2024-01-06 11:23:13

Should the Australian government demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza? Should the Australian government join South Africa in its petition to the ICC seeking an injunction against Israel’s genocide in Gaza? Should the Australian government c

Submitted by Michelle
2024-01-06 09:29:30

Should the Australian cheque books system be wound down???

Submitted by Fiona
2024-01-05 22:14:57

Should the media be required to only report true facts, and not be permitted to favor a single political ideology?

Submitted by James
2024-01-05 08:30:23

Hi, Chances for permanent peace in Middle East are slim. Israel is not just confronted with Palestinian resistance, armed militia has backing of other terrorist outfits. Arab and Persian government fully back these outfits. If Israel shows any leniency i

Submitted by Asim
2023-12-23 21:31:32

Are we becoming a more aggressive society. Do we know how to resolve issues without violence. Have we become desensitised by engaging in violent electronic or combat games. Do we play these games for fun. Do children understand that when a real weapon is

Submitted by Karen
2023-12-23 13:44:51

Should local councils be scrutinised more on rates, charges top tips etc? Especially the amount of administrative people they have.

Submitted by Tracey
2023-12-21 09:24:24

Should New Zealand continue to enact tax relief at this time. I believe that most New Zealanders would not vote for this it is a flawed policy

Submitted by Warrick
2023-12-21 09:10:57

Now that Indigenous Australia and its people have not, are not and never will be formally legally recognised, acknowledged and included in the CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OR AUSTRALIA... How does Human Rights and Equal opportunity apply?

Submitted by Jemima
2023-12-20 20:04:40

Is the current workers compensation practices fair or outdated

Submitted by Aaron
2023-12-20 18:13:49

Am currently working on promoting building more Peace in the world.

Submitted by Sophie
2023-12-20 17:00:03

I would like the Government to implement the recycling of soft plastic preferably by finding a process that turns soft plastic into a useful by-product.

Submitted by Carol
2023-12-19 21:07:33

should education standards be met before being able to vote in elections

Submitted by Noel
2023-12-19 20:58:44

Homelessness, should it be the federal and states responsibility to house the homeless

Submitted by Fiona
2023-12-17 13:53:52

When referring to Climate Change, should it be policy to indicate if a question refers to Natural or Man Made Climate Change. Do you believe that Fixing Man made Climate Change will fix Climate Change, Can Natural Climate change be reversed including fro

Submitted by Michael
2023-12-16 20:34:54

Do you agree with ripping out our forests, knocking the top off mountains for solar wind destroying our fauna/flora. when they can just put solar on every roof and build sheds ove every major road in Australia we could power the world

Submitted by Harold Dennis
2023-12-15 19:48:53

Should our Constitution 1900 UK be put back into our education system in all schools and should politicians be sacked for not adhering to it ?

Submitted by Shell
2023-12-11 21:34:19

Will useing Nuclears be better then Bowens ecodestroying wind/solar. Put Solar on sheds over every Highway/major road. Ban Destroying Fauna/flora Koalas whales for renewables.. Do you believe in the climate change. Is Climate change a "New Business" forc

Submitted by Harold Dennis
2023-12-11 19:58:35

Australians should have the option of Medicare OR Private Health Fund.

Submitted by Carmen
2023-12-11 19:32:02

Should the Australian government adopt the idea from the Netherlands of an established programme providing free rent to university students in exchange for 30 hours a month of their time “acting as neighbours” with their aged residents? And should such a

Submitted by Fiona
2023-12-10 20:53:05

Should the government adopt a plan like the Netherlands where university students live in communities rent free with the elderly in exchange for 30 hours a month of their time “acting as neighbours” with their aged residents. Maybe this could be adapted

Submitted by Fiona
2023-12-10 20:46:01

I’d like to see a poll on making Australia take on Nuclear Energy. We have some of the best uranium to use to power these reactors and it seems crazy it isn’t being considered.

Submitted by Sean
2023-12-10 16:51:09

Ban all gambling ads on TV.

Submitted by Michael
2023-12-06 15:13:11

Should Australia stop the ban on Nuclear Energy and start building small scale Nuclear Reactors in each state?

Submitted by Vicky
2023-12-06 07:58:19

Should Australia become a Cashless Society?

Submitted by Vicky
2023-12-06 07:56:26

Should Australians be on a Digital Identity path?

Submitted by Vicky
2023-12-06 07:55:49

Does anyone really believe Climate Change is real or a scam.

Submitted by Lance
2023-12-05 21:27:09

Should there be a referendum on main stream media and regulation on misinformation and dis nformation

Submitted by Vivian
2023-12-05 18:13:34

Fund dental services the same as Medicare and allow bulk billing

Submitted by Angela
2023-12-05 15:10:48

Should Australians be given the right of self defence.

Submitted by John
2023-12-03 14:11:25

I would like to see the government do better for the people I would like to see them standing up for the rights of people of Palestine I would like to see a better world to live in providing more for Australians I would love to see a cure for everything t

Submitted by Nancy
2023-12-02 18:54:08

I would like to see the government do more for the human beings in Australia I would like t

Submitted by Nancy
2023-12-02 18:51:49

The aged pension! we have all this rubbish going on with the voice refugees and so forth but no one seems to care about our aged who have done there job for this country . Then some mug tells them pension not an entitlement Well neither is the politicians

Submitted by Terry
2023-12-01 09:07:45

There needs to be an enquiry into politician's wages perks travel the lot taxpayers funding holidays for them and staff.

Submitted by Terry
2023-12-01 08:55:06

Should taxation shift away from taxing employment income towards taxing assets

Submitted by Shelagh
2023-11-29 23:35:45

How much annual population growth do you think is sustainable in Australia: . Zero or less people . up to 60,000 people . 60,000 to 100,000 people . 100,000 to 400,000 people . more than 400,000 people .

Submitted by Jennie
2023-11-29 22:52:22

Should Albo stand down? He wasted money on the voice. He’s wasting money on renewables. He’s ignoring the cost of living.

Submitted by Gordon
2023-11-29 18:18:15

I would like to vote to change the Constitution to allow Australia to have just 2 levels of Government. We only need Federal and Local and could get rid of State all together. It would be a short term cost up front to pay out all the staff however it woul

Submitted by David
2023-11-29 15:41:00

Should Australia get out of organisations such as the UN which costs Australia approx $400 million a year and virtually makes decisions for us. Should Australia also get out of other organisations such as Who, WEFs etc? Are all these organisations heavily

Submitted by Susan
2023-11-29 13:49:24

Should the Governor General call an early election?

Submitted by Tracey
2023-11-28 21:41:21

I Only see ONE POLL about COVID. Is it too much or does the govt control this. 1 - Do you think COVID was a scam. 2 - Do you believe Jabs worked. 3 - Do you believe Masks work. The ones pushing covid should be made to vaccinate first rather than get excep

Submitted by Lance
2023-11-27 18:31:56

Queensland - Divide Qld into two (2) smaller States - North/Regional Qld & South East Qld. Both new States to have their own Governing Body & Premier. SEQ to go north to Gympie & not take in rural/regional area west - west could be part of the North Qld

Submitted by Trace
2023-11-26 18:54:47

To have every product with a recycle life. It can be done, Mecedes and Scania do it. So instead of using plastics use Hemp products for all that packaging. The other poll I wish to embark on is to truly make our political system representative of the publ

Submitted by Martin
2023-11-24 22:22:44

Should transparency requirements for state & federal governments be improved? Maybe to a level that requires sufficient information be released (in real time ) that empowers voters to be informed on expenditure / decisions & actions of elected represent

Submitted by Daz
2023-11-23 07:26:00

Should ALL Australians be informed, and have a say regarding agreements with international bodies that our government may be considering to commit all Australians to, PRIOR to signing up to such agreements.

Submitted by Daz
2023-11-23 07:07:16

Is corporate Australia having an impact on our economy.

Submitted by Susan
2023-11-22 10:32:41

about crime

Submitted by Lynne
2023-11-21 07:42:27

I would like to see a poll on unsustainable immigration and the devastating effects it is having on infrastructure and housing , schools,water ,health facilities

Submitted by Denise
2023-11-15 18:42:40

Fund dental services please .

Submitted by Gabriele
2023-11-15 08:46:38

Does the federal government need to support farmers more with the supply of food dairy grain and vegetable prices

Submitted by Fiona
2023-11-07 00:37:17

That Government build more Wildlife bridges across highways to save our beautiful endagered wildlife

Submitted by Lynda
2023-11-03 11:35:12

Do you approve of Linda Burney being appointed Governor General?

Submitted by Margo
2023-10-28 16:01:23

My poll idea is. Why can't we manufacture our own goods and our own services right here in Australia. Why are we so dependant on China and other countries to do it for us. We need to become a manufacturing powerhouse again.

Submitted by Robert
2023-10-27 15:42:30

a poll on stopping wind farms in our whale migratory field on the east coast of Australia , for the 450 million the labour grubberment spent on the voice it could hav ebeen better spent on addressing the power crisis with out blackout Bowens stupid ideas

Submitted by darren
2023-10-26 22:34:45

Will Australia become a republic in the next ten years?

Submitted by Lyn
2023-10-26 19:33:42

Should scomo be held accountable for having himself sworn it to all the cabinet positions without anyone knowing

Submitted by Kissmy
2023-10-26 17:25:00

I agree with the one on whether we should fund the ABC or not. They are so far left, they would tip over.

Submitted by Lance
2023-10-24 18:50:06

Who supports the systematic controlled burning off of forestry areas in safe times to reduce the fuel build up before the summers like the Aboriginal people and graziers used to in past times to reduce the devastating uncontrolled fires, we now have every

Submitted by Atkinson
2023-10-21 09:14:40

Housing crisis

Submitted by Heather
2023-10-20 19:13:13

Bushfire situation facing us and what more could be done towArds minimisation of risk.

Submitted by Heather
2023-10-20 19:11:35

Bushfire situation facing us and what more could be done towArds minimisation of risk.

Submitted by Heather
2023-10-20 19:11:35

Are South Australians aware 'A Voice to Parliament has been installed into SA Government/Parliament? despite over 60% of South Australians voting No in the federal referendum. Were South Australians aware of it being initiated in SA without a public vote?

Submitted by Susan
2023-10-18 20:54:36

Major companies should be held to account to deliver against their charter and not allowed to use shareholder funds to invest in ESG to suit there personal agendas

Submitted by Joe
2023-10-18 09:50:10

Politicians benefits should be reviewed and reduced to be in line with the general Australian public

Submitted by Joe
2023-10-18 09:48:48

Do we need an audit on the 6 billion a year that is given to address "the gap" for ATSI racial ancestors, since "the gap" still exists?

Submitted by Joe
2023-10-18 09:46:20

Do you believe the climate change agenda as pushed by the IPCC is a fair, reasonable and accurate assessment of the natural order of climate change generally

Submitted by Joe
2023-10-18 09:44:17

Should the federal government move on from the failed voice to parliament and address the housing crisis as well as the rental rort that is going on in this country

Submitted by Leanne
2023-10-17 20:06:25

Parents being alienated from their children. When a parent gets caught making up stories to authorities why aren’t they held to account.

Submitted by Aaron
2023-10-17 18:48:47

Views and expectations of the Australian public on the use and exploitation of animals for entertainment, spectator sports or gambling profits - greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing, camel racing, animal circuses, rodeos, zoos, petting zoos, sea wor

Submitted by Lisa
2023-10-17 17:06:03

Views and expectations of the Australian public on the use and exploitation of animals for entertainment, spectator sports or gambling profits - greyhound, thoroughbred and harness racing, camel racing, animal circuses, rodeos, zoos, petting zoos, sea wor

Submitted by Lisa
2023-10-17 17:05:57

Are you concerned about the ambulance waiting times in Tasmania? Is the average wait time too long? Patient pile up means patients have to wait longer for paramedic services. We want to hear from you on if these services take too long?

Submitted by Troy
2023-10-13 19:23:10

Would like a poll to see how many Australians want the United nations and wef defended. Also another poll to see how .any Aussies want the woods inquiry suppression order lifted and the peadofiles EXPOSSED

Submitted by Dale
2023-10-13 18:57:13

I would like to see a poll to ask the Australian public Should politicians be made to start using our own natural resources instead of selling everything off to overseas.

Submitted by LINDA
2023-10-13 16:17:29

I'd like to see a poll on how people view the Green's and their policies.

Submitted by les
2023-10-13 04:57:19

I want to know what the people of Australia think about chemtrails,and how to stop them spraying toxins in our water ways and what it's doing to our health and environment.

Submitted by berna
2023-10-13 01:20:59

Do people believe we are been sprayed by chemtrails,and if so why hasn't climate change activists condemned it ,

Submitted by berna
2023-10-13 01:10:56

I would like a poll taken to instruct the government that an Audit into where the millions of dollars of tax payers money given to the numerous Aboriginal Land Councils and similar indigenous organisations has been spent, since it obviously isn't getting

Submitted by Astrid
2023-10-12 18:01:16

Ask do you agree with closing down our Sustainable Hardwood Timber Industry; with preference to importing from poor countries with little regulations. Put that timber on a boat and chug it over the ocean to meet our needs.

Submitted by Susan
2023-10-10 16:52:57

As public servants should politicians be paid so much money and be given pensions and allowances.

Submitted by Peter
2023-09-27 09:17:00

One vote count and no preference giving

Submitted by Andrew
2023-09-23 19:04:54

Should the politicians that gifted well camp to the people who got paid to build it pay for it out of there own pockets back to tax payers

Submitted by Andrew
2023-09-23 19:02:29

Should qld premier be ousted over her mess in qld

Submitted by Dannii
2023-09-16 11:31:38

Hi hope the Government looking after the older ones

Submitted by Ralph
2023-09-15 08:12:15

Do you think veterinary services are too expensive?

Submitted by Tas
2023-09-14 14:01:33

Do you think your veterinarian always tells the truth?

Submitted by Tas
2023-09-14 14:00:44

Are the States doing a good enough job in controlling and directing schools in Australia. Should parents and families have real choice in education, so they can exit failing schools.

Submitted by Derek
2023-09-13 23:32:46

Should there be an enquiry on all aspects of the pandemic? Should religious education be taught in all schools again? Should andrews re open logging in Vic so we won't need to import paper and timber from non environmentally sensitive countries ?

Submitted by Judi
2023-09-13 08:14:11

Going cashless and the power it would give governments. The government and media should be held accountable if what they say is incorrect. Government control over free speech.

Submitted by Judi
2023-09-13 08:06:57

Should Albo be replaced as PM is the voice fails to get in? Should we stop with the "poor aboriginals and victims mentality" and focus on the needy and vulnerable as a whole. Should we only fly one flag at parliament house? Should we change our flag a

Submitted by James
2023-09-13 00:35:57

I would like to find out what Australians think of a mandatory drug education carriculm for every High school and College in each state? I'm a volunteer officer for Drug Free World in Victoria. We're the largest non governmental,non religious drug educat

Submitted by George
2023-09-12 15:52:05

Gain insights into Australians thoughts and understanding about public education, curriculum, parental involvement, influences over education, and choice in education.

Submitted by Derek
2023-09-09 06:02:55

Would like to have a poll done on all those that ended up getting covid between the vaccinated and the UNvaccinated

Submitted by Loree
2023-09-07 21:50:10

Fund dental services the same as Medicare and allow bulk billing

Submitted by Christina
2023-09-07 20:11:16

Do you believe the education system has indoctrinated our children?

Submitted by Dean
2023-09-07 15:34:29

Do you believe the education system needs to go back to basic reading, writing and arithmetic?

Submitted by Dean
2023-09-07 15:33:35

Do you believe that the Australian government should only get pay increases on performance? And only agreed to by the Australian people?

Submitted by Dean
2023-09-07 15:30:57

Do you believe the Australian Government is not working for the Australian public?

Submitted by Dean
2023-09-07 15:27:33

Do you believe Australians constitutional right were taken away during COVID period?

Submitted by Dean
2023-09-07 15:26:26

Do you believe Australian Government are just puppets for corrupt unelected organisations?

Submitted by Dean
2023-09-07 15:24:31

Do you believe Labor party is corrupt?

Submitted by Dean
2023-09-07 15:23:17

Do you agree Australian government are just puppets to UN, WHO and WEF? Do you agree the Australian government took away your constitutional rights over COVID period? Do you approve of Australian Government becoming a corporation with ABN?

Submitted by Dean
2023-09-07 15:02:34

I would like to see a vote on easy abuse of Apprehended violence orders used as weapons by vindictives in in non-violent situations.

Submitted by Raymond
2023-09-06 22:30:10

Climate Poll: needs broader options. Those of us who are older have seen one apocolyptic prediction after another. All promise the end of the world. Of course we have to clean up our pollution. But each alarmist likes to pretend that there have never been

Submitted by Richard
2023-09-05 15:04:16

The cost of living is rising while wages are staying the same!

Submitted by Iziah
2023-08-27 15:05:26

All Covid-19 mandates should be removed in workplaces, particularly health sector and should not be a requirement for patients requiring surgery.

Submitted by Maria
2023-08-26 11:52:55

Should children under 18 be able to access gender transition opportunities? Should their parents be able to intervene?

Submitted by Betty
2023-08-23 16:12:15

She’s to much up herself she doesn’t care about anyone but herself she’s the biggest liaring premier in Queensland history good bye and good riddance

Submitted by John
2023-08-21 23:11:08

Housing for young people in their 20's. Should they rent with friends to save for their own home??Mum dad rent free, should they pay board at home??Should they buy an existing home once they have enough deposit?? Should they have money in another bank acc

Submitted by Fiona
2023-08-12 15:36:08

Want a poll done on our heritage brumbies being slaughtered and left to rot shooting mares in foal and foals.at foot as a bullet cheaper then rehoming them

Submitted by Tracy
2023-07-21 14:56:04

I would like a poll done on the slaughter and killing of our heritage brumbies and the inhumane treatment off them to be shot and left to rot shot mares in foal and with foals at foot

Submitted by Tracy
2023-07-21 14:53:17

If the vote wins then all funding stops and they pay their own way from the rent money. Indigenous looks after themselves and no white money goes to them. Can't have it both ways. All funding including job start stops. They fund themselves.

Submitted by Greg
2023-07-15 13:55:00

WORK & HUMAN RIGHTS (disability) -Does society understand what workplace adjustments are for people with disabilities actually mean? Like, actually making an effort to do mentoring and letting them do part-time work. Accessibility requirements such as liv

Submitted by Sirani
2023-07-06 00:47:58

Should it be compulsory that all students undertaking any education degree at a uni level learn more extensively on how to teach children with special needs.

Submitted by Felicitas
2023-05-25 18:45:12

We need a national poll on whether the ABC should be funded by the Australian tax payer.

Submitted by William
2023-04-16 17:34:17

I would like to see a poll conducted about transgender athletes in sport

Submitted by Garry
2023-04-16 17:02:03

Should victims of domestic violence get better support and fast tracked response through family court

Submitted by Milli
2023-03-28 21:35:54

I want to do a poll in relation to which issues are most important to Queensland voters today. I'd like for the poll to survey city voters verse regional voters

Submitted by stephen
2023-02-08 20:02:16

I want to know everyone's thoughts on what we can do about housing affordability. I think we need to completely cut the negative gearing benefits to break this asset class.

Submitted by Olivia
2023-02-01 10:18:57

I want to know what the nation thinks about the fast rail between the east coast states! I think it's a waste of money.

Submitted by troy
2023-02-01 10:16:37

I think you should do a poll discussing how the high inflation is causing HECS/HELP debt to balloon while wages aren't catching up!

Submitted by Nick
2023-02-01 10:14:53
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THE OPINIONS OF THE EXPERTS
WRITTEN BY: Troy Henderson

Is a rental freeze the answer to Australia’s housing crisis?

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Australia is currently grappling with a severe shortage of rental properties, a situation continuing to drive prices up for tenants. Recent data from PropTrack paints a stark picture of the rental market, revealing a significant year-on-year increase in rental prices across the nation’s capital cities. With combined capital city rents soaring by 13.2%, reaching an average of $600 a week, it’s evident that the affordability crisis in Australia’s rental market is reaching alarming levels.

Analysts acknowledge the concerning trend but note a slight deceleration compared to the previous year. However, this moderation offers little solace to renters, especially in cities like Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne, where rental growth remains robust. The situation is dire, with rental affordability hitting record lows, as highlighted in the 2024 Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot.

According to the snapshot, housing availability has not rebounded since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with average rents now $200 per week higher than pre-pandemic levels. Shockingly, not a single property across Australia is deemed affordable for someone on youth allowance, while just three properties are within reach for those on a JobSeeker allowance. This affordability crisis extends beyond low-income earners, affecting a broader spectrum of the population.

The rental market’s extreme conditions are exemplified by a record low national vacancy rate of 0.7%, exacerbating the challenges renters face. Families, single parents, and individuals on various income levels are struggling to find affordable accommodation, with only a fraction of rental listings meeting the criteria for affordability.

In response to the escalating crisis, housing advocates are calling for urgent policy reforms, including implementing rent controls. Rent freezes and rent caps are among the proposed measures aimed at curbing skyrocketing rental prices and safeguarding tenants from exploitation.

As the name suggests, a rent freeze entails a temporary halt on rent increases for current tenants, with potential restrictions on raising rents for new tenants as well. This measure aims to provide stability for renters and prevent arbitrary hikes that exacerbate housing stress.

On the other hand, a rent cap imposes limitations on the frequency and magnitude of rent increases. Whether it’s a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of the current rent, or tied to economic indicators like the consumer price index (CPI), rent caps seek to ensure affordability while allowing for reasonable adjustments.

However, the effectiveness of rent control measures remains a subject of debate, with research yielding mixed findings. Studies from the USA suggest that while rent control may initially alleviate housing costs for some tenants, it can also have unintended consequences. These include a reduction in rental properties as landlords seek higher returns elsewhere, a mismatch between tenants and housing units, and potential neglect of rental properties due to reduced incentives for maintenance.

Despite the complexities surrounding rent control policies, there’s a growing consensus that bold action is needed to comprehensively address Australia’s housing crisis. Anglicare Australia has proposed a multifaceted approach, advocating for tax reforms and increased federal investment in social housing construction.

To truly tackle the housing crisis, sustained government intervention is essential, with targeted investments in affordable housing initiatives and long-term policy frameworks. By prioritizing the needs of renters and fostering a fair and accessible rental market, Australia can take meaningful strides towards housing security for all its citizens.

While a rental freeze may offer temporary relief for tenants grappling with exorbitant rents, it’s just one piece of the puzzle in addressing Australia’s housing crisis. A holistic approach that combines rent controls with broader policy reforms is necessary to create a rental market that is equitable, sustainable, and accessible to all Australians.

 


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