This Nifty Election Map Shows Where Every Federal Party Sits On The Issues You Care About

Visual learners rejoice.

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Fear not, this unofficial party guide comparison chart will make casting your vote in the upcoming Federal Election a hell of a lot easier.

Fantasy illustrator Gaia Mitchell has put their artistic skills to use through a simplified guide that cross-references different parties with their stances on election issues that matter to voters.

Mitchell made the guide as an informative passion project, and told Junkee that while they are not affiliated with any party, they are considering volunteering for some of their preferred parties in the future.

The chart is in a similar vein to the ABC Vote Compass but for people who don’t have the energy to fill out a questionnaire or are visual learners.

Following a traffic light system, the image outlines whether a party is a yay, nay, or maybe when it comes to concerns such as climate refugees, welfare, the NDIS, and First Nations policies as they are at time of original publication.

The 26-year-old artist from Melbourne also created a section on their website called ‘Vote With Power‘, encouraging Australians to consider voting for minor parties, with resources on checking enrolments, how to vote above and below the line, as well as how preference deals work.

So far, there’s mainly been a focus on where the major parties lie on things, without much attention to the little guys on both ends of the political spectrum.

It’s important to take things with a grain of salt, however, using the chart as a springboard for further research. The chart also omits issues like aged care, tax cuts, defence, and childcare — which may, or may not matter to you as an individual.

It comes amid a widespread shift of attention solely from the Coalition and Opposition — and to a lesser extent, the Greens — with more inquiry and curiosity into the other 15 minor parties currently in the mix. According to SBS, polls suggest it will be difficult for either the Liberal-Nationals or Labor to form a government on their own, and will have to rely more on minor parties.

“Good luck for the election, we are sure going to need it,” said Mitchell in a viral TikTok promoting their site. The Federal Election is taking place on May 21, 2022.