Three initial analyses of the 2016 Australian Election Study data by ANU academics will be presented at the Joint Quantitative Political Science Conference for Asia and Australasia, University of Sydney, 9-11 January 2017.

In ‘Gender Quotas in the 2016 Election’ Dr Katrine Beauregard examines public support for the introduction of gender quotas to increase the proportion of women elected representatives in Australia.

In ‘Moral Politics, Social Permissiveness and Voting in Australia’ Dr Jill Sheppard uses the AES to evaluate public opinion on a range of moral issues, including same sex marriage, abortion rights, and drug liberalization.

Finally, in ‘Party Positions and Patrimonial Economic Voting’ Professors Timothy Hellwig and Ian McAllister evaluate the importance of economic assets in shaping the vote for the major political parties from 2001 to 2016, looking specifically at the role of party policies on the treatment of voters’ assets.