Voters want Government to have active role in fixing economy | Poll Position 23 August


Most people think Australia’s economic system is “broken” and want the government to take a more active role, including by imposing price caps on essential services, and imposing a windfall profits tax, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll. The poll also shows that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese appears to have the backing of voters, with 43% giving him a ‘positive’ rating and just 23% giving a ‘negative’ rating.

Join us on Poll Position: the fortnightly show that gives you the scoop on what the press gallery and the public think about what’s happening in Canberra.


Sarah Martin, Chief Political Correspondent, Guardian Australia

Pete Lewis, Executive Director, Essential Media

Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute

Guardian Essential poll: 70% of people want price caps on essential services such as energy by Sarah Martin

Albanese’s jobs summit is not a rerun of Hawke’s: this time voters want to challenge globalisation, not embrace it by Peter Lewis


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