The candidate who wins the seat of Capricornia will face intense pressure to address the region's financial struggles.
The candidate who wins the seat of Capricornia will face intense pressure to address the region's financial struggles.

Capricornia's top 10 voter issues identified by Bully's poll

CAPRICORNIA is screaming out for jobs and hurting in the hip pocket according to the early results from The Morning Bulletin's voter issues poll.

Last week, readers were asked to go through a comprehensive shortlist of 46 options in our online poll and vote for their top five issues.

The poll has already gathered 711 votes with the top three issues so far being job creation, reducing cost of living pressures and lowering power prices.

Here are the current top 10 results:

1. Job creation - Votes: 47 / 711 (6 per cent)

2. Reducing cost of living pressures - Votes: 46 / 711 (6 per cent)

3. Lowering power prices - Votes: 45 / 711 (6 per cent)

4. Addressing high fuel costs - Votes: 36 / 711 (5 per cent)

5. Law/ crime - Votes: 25 / 711 (3 per cent)

6. Upgrading CQ's roads - Votes: 24 / 711 (3 per cent)

7. Cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational companies - Votes: 21 / 711 (2 per cent)

8. Upgrading GKI infrastructure - Votes: 21 / 711 (2 per cent)

9. Supporting the mining industry - Votes: 20 / 711 (2 per cent)

10. Water infrastructure - Gap dam, Bradfield scheme - Votes: 19 / 711 (2 per cent)

The poll results are intended to determine Capricornia voters' priorities and will guide the Bully's election coverage and questions to the candidates on our pre-election debate planned for early May.

The poll will remain open until the day before the election so vote below and have your voice heard.

What are Capricornia’s big issues for the 2019 federal election?

This poll ended on 17 May 2019.

Current Results

Job creation

7%

Establishing a federal Independent Commission Against Corruption

1%

Reducing cost of living pressures

7%

Cheaper regional airfares

4%

Addressing climate change

2%

Homelessness / emergency housing

0%

Fairness for workers/ industrial relations

1%

Building a coal-fired power station

3%

Support for small business

2%

Tax cuts

2%

Abolishing franking credits

1%

Addressing wage stagnation

1%

Lowering power prices

6%

Addressing high fuel costs

5%

Adani's Carmichael coal mine

3%

Building Yeppoon convention centre

0%

Upgrading GKI infrastructure

2%

Boosting beef industry

0%

Protecting the environment

1%

Boosting beef industry

0%

Vegetation management laws

0%

Abolishing negative gearing

0%

Flood mitigation including Rockhampton airport levee

1%

Upgrading CQ’s roads

3%

Supporting the mining industry

2%

Boost electric car uptake/ charging infrastructure

0%

Rockhampton international airport upgrade

1%

Building a Rockhampton sports stadium

1%

Establishing a permanent military base

2%

Better telecommunications/NBN for regional areas

1%

Water infrastructure – Gap dam, Bradfield scheme

2%

More funding for education and training

1%

Immigration / foreign worker visas

1%

Improving health system

1%

Border security

1%

Boosting tourism

0%

Tackling drug abuse

1%

Improving aged care system

2%

Suicide prevention

0%

Open and honest government

1%

Disability support / NDIS

1%

Housing – first home buyer/ affordable

1%

Economy – boosting growth

1%

Rolling out more renewable energy generation

1%

Law/ crime

2%

Population planning

0%

Cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational companies

2%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.