We asked Victorians where the focus should be at this state election. Through thousands of responses, these are the questions they told us need to be answered.
What is Victoria’s Agenda for the 2022 state election?
For this election, The Age is shifting our approach to focus on what Victorians want to discuss – what matters most to you – rather than what the political parties and candidates want the election to be about.
- by Gay Alcorn
How will you ensure people have access to health care when they need it?
From emergency departments to GP access, mental health to ambulances, Victorians are looking for reassurance on the future of their health system.
What will you do about the rising cost of living, particularly housing?
Housing, homelessness, rents and the rising price of everything are front of mind for Victorians.
What are your plans to deal with population pressures in Melbourne and the regions?
How do we choose what to build? And do we have the right priorities?
What will you do to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions?
It’s unequivocal: Victorians are concerned about the escalating climate crisis.
How will you protect Victoria’s political system from corruption and misuse of public funds?
Victorians told us they want a government that leads with integrity and a political system prioritising transparent and accountable decision-making.
Where would you cut spending or increase revenue to reduce the debt?
The pandemic hiked government spending and borrowing to save lives, buy how voters want to know how these bills will be paid.
What Victorians want to hear from politicians
The Age surveyed thousands of Victorians in August and September to help inform our coverage of the Victorian state election campaign in November.
- by Rachel Eddie