Health care at the top of voters’ lists

Australians placed health care clearly ahead of other key policy areas, including keeping the national economy strong, employment and infrastructure, new consumer research released on Friday by Research Australia reported.

Ninety-one per cent of 1000 people surveyed said improving hospitals and the healthcare system was the number one priority of federal government action.

They also ranked more funding for health and medical research, and for preventive health care, in the top