On Saturday 21 May 2022, Australians head to the polls to elect the 47th Parliament of Australia.
Political commentators believe this election is more about people and personality than it is about policy. While the character perceptions of the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader are important, it’s what’s behind the high vis, hard hats and handshakes that matters.
National Seniors has cut through the chaff to summarise the major parties’ promises around key election issues for older Australians, including cost of living, health, aged care and housing.
While there are minor parties and independents vying to be elected, our focus here is on the two majors because either the Coalition or Labor will form government either in their own right or as a minority government.