New polling shows voters are concerned about health and immigration but not so worried about defence and national security.
It also reveals confidence in all levels of government and business has gone down since Malcolm Turnbull was dumped as prime minister in August last year.
A poll of 1000 voters released by JWS Research on Saturday shows voters are mainly concerned with health, hospitals, immigration and the environment.
Just five per cent of voters thought defence and national security was a top three issue, but a majority of voters thought the government was handling those issues well.
The survey tracked the level of confidence in the performance of state, federal and local governments, and business and industry, finding confidence dropped after the leadership spill.
The report found Australians spontaneously mention issues with heavy media attention such as immigration and border security, the environment and climate change as top concerns, but when prompted with a list of issues, cost of living is their second-most pressing concern behind health.
The poll was conducted from February 21 to 25 with 1000 people from around Australia.