Original article by Ben Potter
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 11-Apr-19
Roy Morgan surveys of more than 40,000 Australians, broken down by federal electorates, show a much higher share of Canberrans, Melburnians and Sydneysiders nominate global warming and climate change as one of their top three election issues than voters in Brisbane and regional Queensland. Almost 38 per cent of voters in the nation’s capital, 31 per cent of Melbourne’s voters and nearly 28 per cent of Sydneysiders include the issue of climate change as one of their three top issues in the Morgan survey, compared to just 22 per cent in Brisbane and 17 per cent in regional Queensland. Nationally global warming and climate change is the fourth most important issue, nominated by 25 per cent, the survey – commissioned by the Australian Futures Project, a non-profit backed by wealthy families and La Trobe University and "dedicated to ending short-termism in Australia" – finds.
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN FUTURES PROJECT, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY