Vote Compass data shows climate change, cost of living and the economy are the big election issues, but voters still split along party lines

Climate change, cost of living and the economy are the most important issues to Australians this election,

but there's a large split along voting lines, according to Vote Compass.

More Australians mentioned climate change as their number one issue than any other topic,

 with 29 per cent of people saying it was important.

But that was a view held by only 8 percent of Coalition voters, compared to 30 percent of Labor voters and 50 percent of people who vote Green.

The combined influence of climate change and expanding agriculture are causing insect populations to plummet in some parts of the world

according to a new study that determined the abundance of bugs has dropped by half in the hardest-hit places.