Housing policy is a stark point of difference at this election. While the government took promising steps to set up social housing finance, it has yet to give any sign it will finish what it started.
Some of the Coalition government’s initiatives on women and Indigenous issues have been more successful than others. Labor is promising much more.
Scott Morrison has bragged about ‘stopping the boats’, but his government has failed to do anything meaningful to bolster cyber security and stop the malware.
Immigration has featured as an issue in every Australian election since 2001. But the numbers often tell a different story from the political posturing.
The Coalition government’s approach to arts and culture policy has been one of ad hocism and neglect. Perhaps most serious has been the damage done to the Australia Council and the ABC.
The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
Here’s how the Turnbull/Morrison government performed on hospitals, primary care, pharmaceuticals and private health insurance.
Expensive hospitals are what Australians want, but prevention and local solutions are what Australians need.
The Coalition’s infrastructure budgets over this term of government have been around the midpoint of government investment over the past decade. But how projects are chosen leaves a lot to be desired.
Six years of Coalition government has had little impact on the tax system. It’s not clear whether a Labor government would be any different.
We’ve been here before. In fact we’ve been going round in circles on climate policy for decades, while the temperature (of the debate, as well as the planet) climbs ever higher.
The Coalition has had longer than a three year cycle to make some changes to education. But since the 2016 election, what has it actually done? And what is Labor proposing?
In terms of major policy achievements, the Coalition government has little to show for its time in office.