Federal Election insights
On 28 April, Committee for Melbourne and SEC Newgate partnered to deliver Federal Election Insights. As the election heats up, we broke down the politics, policies and polls from the campaign trail, delivering valuable expert insights to our members in the lead-up to the election that will set the course of our nation at a time of significant global unrest.
Special thanks to SEC Newgate experts Nick Maher (Special Counsel), Steve Lewis (Senior Adviser) and Cat Banks (Senior Director), as well as Leanne Edwards (Director of Policy and Research) of the Committee, for unpacking many important issues. They included marginal seats, the prospects of various independent candidates, the possibility of a hung Parliament and the role of state politics and COVID-19. With many hotly contested seats in Victoria, including the Treasurer’s seat of Kooyong, this state could be key to the election fortunes of both major parties.
SEC Newgate highlighted the different campaign focus areas, with the Morrison Government touting its economic and national security credentials, while Labor addresses issues of wages, health, aged care and climate change. Both parties believe they are best placed to ease cost of living pressures.
Leanne Edwards highlighted that the Committee’s 2022 Benchmarking Melbourne Report outlines core challenges associated with infrastructure, housing, skills, technology and innovation, climate change and investment attraction – all important issues for the incoming Federal Government to address. Major future shaping announcements such as large transport infrastructure projects for Melbourne and Victoria, remain to be seen.
To view the recording of ‘Federal Election Insights’, click here
To view the Committee’s analysis of the Federal Election, click here.
To view the Committee’s 2022 Benchmarking Melbourne Report, click here.
Watch recording of ‘Federal Election Insights’ here