The State of the Nation: the issues that matter across Australia
We took a look at search interest around the key issues of the economy, health care, broadband, marriage equality, climate change, education, and families from the past 12 months. Here's what we found:
- VIC and *SA have the strongest interest in health, which includes searches on the government’s NDIS scheme and Medicare. These states also have a high interest in education matters such as the Gonski plan and school funding.
- WA and QLD have the highest proportion of search interest in economic issues such as tax, interest rates, and employment.
- TAS and NSW showed the strongest interest in broadband and the NBN. Tasmanians were almost twice as likely to search about marriage equality on Google than the rest of Australia.
- NSW and VIC have higher than national average searches for family issues such as paternity leave and childcare.