To keep up to date with the federal election campaign as we head to the polls to vote on May 21, visit our election hub page. There you'll find analysis, explainers and all the results of our Mamamia Votes survey.
So we have a date, finally, for the 2022 Federal Election.
This morning, Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially announced May 21 as the day we will head to the polls as a nation and decide the next government of Australia.
Every time there's an election, there's a lot of noise. Politicians telling you what you should care about.... alongside a bunch of smear campaigns, character assassinations and mud slinging. (That part has already begun, see here.)
Watch: A peek at what was promised in the budget/s. Post continues after video.
To help sift through the 'politics' of it all, we reached out to 5000 members of the Mamamia community in a bid to understand their hopes for this year's election.
Here's a snapshot of what they told us:
Climate action is the key election issue for Australian women.
A huge 68.7 per cent of respondents nominated action on climate change as one of the five key election issues steering their vote at the upcoming federal election.
Coming in at number two was health and hospital funding (52.4 per cent), followed closely by cost of living (50.6 per cent).
Action on family violence (32.6 per cent) and management of the economy (32.5 per cent) rounded out the top five.