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Not all promises save voters in one size: researchers

The seven performance indicators are the number of unqualified people after school, the number of unemployed adults, the poverty rate, the median income, the vacancy rate of housing, and the proportional change in the number of jobs and businesses.

Professor Baum says his work is often left behind in highly distressed communities, or given the promise of a broad infrastructure that favors male employment and provides jobs only in the short term. Said that he showed.

“Infrastructure promises don’t really help. [Politicians] You have to go down to the ground and say, “OK, all-around-not everything works, so how do you work with you as a community or local voter and what you get?” .. do you need it? “He said.

Using exponential calculations, Professor Baum says that LNP-owned Bandaberg voters live in communities where 86% of the population is suffering, with 86% of the population at risk, and 13.5% at risk. I found that I live in a community that has been.

Voters in almost every region of Queensland are classified by the new Griffith University index as being in high social and financial distress.credit:Scott Baum

Opposition leader Fat Frecklinton’s Nanango constituency comes in second, with 66.8% of the population living in afflicted communities and 33.2% living in endangered communities.

Marieboro’s voters, held by Labor Bruce Saunders, are also on the list, with 51% of the population living in a afflicted community, as well as Hill’s voters, held by Cutter’s Shane Knuth. did.

Professor Baum is almost the opposite of a similar federal analysis he did earlier, saying that overall, LNP holds the most voters classified as “painful” and Labor is “prosperous.” Retained the largest number of voters considered.

Almost all prosperous or middle-class voters who did not face high social and financial distress were in the southeastern corner of Queensland around Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

By understanding the differences in social and economic feasibility of each voter, Professor Baum’s report focuses on “wider but more important factors affecting the entire state … more local or region-based. We conclude that we have shifted to the agenda.

He shows that the study is based on pre-COVID data, and that many of these voters may be in far more serious economic and social distress than the study has already suggested. He said he was.

“We can expect the situation to be worse for some voters. They’re just getting worse,” he said.

“Labor market estimates show that where the 2016 census showed very high unemployment, the unemployment rate is still very high.”

Lucy is an Urban Issues Reporter for the Brisbane Times and has a special interest in the Brisbane City Council.

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