Defence forces pay increase

Dec 2, 2014

Q. Australia’s defence forces have been awarded a 1.5% annual pay increase for the next three years. Do you think this pay increase is fair or unfair?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Work full time

Work part time

No increase

Increase up to 1.5%

Increase more than 1.5%

Total fair

42%

37%

50%

42%

39%

45%

38%

50%

55%

34%

Total unfair

47%

52%

43%

33%

56%

45%

44%

37%

38%

61%

Very fair

11%

9%

12%

8%

16%

12%

9%

15%

13%

5%

Fair

31%

28%

38%

34%

23%

33%

29%

35%

42%

29%

Unfair

28%

25%

31%

30%

37%

26%

33%

24%

26%

37%

Very unfair

19%

27%

13%

3%

19%

19%

11%

13%

12%

24%

Don’t know

12%

11%

6%

25%

5%

10%

17%

14%

7%

5%

42% think the 1.5% pay increase awarded to the defence forces is fair and 47% think it is unfair.

A majority of Labor voters (52%) and other voters (56%) think it is unfair.

A majority of workers who said they had received no pay increase or an increase of 1.5% or less in the last 12 months thought the defence forces pay increase was fair while 61% of those who had received a pay increase greater than 1.5% thought it was unfair.

Pay increase in last 12 months

Dec 2, 2014

Q. Over the past 12 months, how much has your pay increased? (based on 542 full-time and part-time employees)

 

Total

 

Work full time

Work part time

No increase

39%

35%

45%

1% or less

12%

10%

15%

About 1.5%

8%

8%

7%

About 2%

12%

15%

8%

About 3%

10%

12%

7%

4-5%

5%

6%

2%

6-10%

2%

3%

1%

More than 10%

1%

2%

*

Don’t know

11%

8%

16%

A majority of workers (51%) say they have received a pay increase of less than 1.5% in the last 12 months. 30% say they have received an increase of more than 1.5%.

45% of full-time workers say they have received an increase less than 1.5% compared to 60% of part-time workers.

Federal politics – voting intention

Nov 25, 2014

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,745 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 28/10/14

2 weeks ago

11/11/14

Last week

18/11/14

This week

25/11/14

Liberal

 

36%

36%

37%

38%

National

3%

4%

3%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

39%

40%

40%

40%

Labor

33.4%

39%

38%

38%

39%

Greens

8.6%

9%

10%

10%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

4%

4%

3%

3%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

9%

9%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 28/10/14

2 weeks ago

11/11/14

Last week

18/11/14

This week

25/11/14

Liberal National

53.5%

47%

48%

48%

48%

Labor

46.5%

53%

52%

52%

52%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2013 election.

G20

Nov 25, 2014

Q. Australia hosted the G20 summit of world leaders in Brisbane last weekend. Which of the following is closest to your view? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

18 Nov

The G20 summit delivered real outcomes for Australia and the global economy

26%

23%

40%

24%

13%

16%

The G20 was an expensive talk fest, it’s unlikely to change anything

55%

63%

43%

65%

72%

62%

Don’t know

18%

14%

17%

11%

15%

21%

55% were more likely to agree that the G20 is an expensive talk fest, it’s unlikely to change anything and 26% agreed more that the G20 summit delivered real outcomes for Australia and the global economy. This represents a shift to a slightly more positive view of the G20 since this question was asked over the weekend of the G20.

Prime Minister’s performance at G20

Nov 25, 2014

Q. How would you rate the Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s performance at the G20?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total good

31%

11%

67%

4%

15%

Total poor

37%

59%

6%

75%

46%

Very good

9%

2%

22%

-

6%

Good

22%

9%

45%

4%

9%

Neither good nor poor

24%

23%

21%

20%

31%

Poor

13%

19%

6%

17%

15%

Very poor

24%

40%

*

58%

31%

Don’t know

9%

7%

5%

1%

9%

31% think that Tony Abbott’s performance at the G20 was good and 37% think it was poor – 24% think it was neither good nor poor.

Those most likely to rate his performance good were Liberal/National voters (67%) and respondents aged 65+ (52%).

Trust in the Government’s handling of international relations

Nov 25, 2014

Q. How much trust do you have in Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations? 

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Nov 2013

Jun 2014

Oct 2014

Total a lot/some

38%

15%

79%

7%

24%

41%

35%

40%

Total little/no trust

57%

82%

19%

93%

75%

53%

59%

53%

A lot of trust

15%

2%

38%

-

4%

20%

17%

17%

Some trust

23%

13%

41%

7%

20%

21%

18%

23%

A little trust

20%

22%

16%

18%

28%

18%

16%

18%

No trust

37%

60%

3%

75%

47%

35%

43%

35%

Don’t know

6%

4%

2%

1%

2%

7%

5%

6%

15% of people have “a lot of trust” in Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations.

37% have no trust.

Labor (60%) and Greens (75%) voters were far more likely to have ‘no trust’. Liberal/National voters were far less likely (3%) to have no trust. 38% of Liberal/National voters have “a lot of trust”.

Since this question was asked in October, those saying they have a lot or some trust has decreased by 2% and those saying they have little/no trust increased by 4%.

Right or wrong approach to climate change

Nov 25, 2014

Q. Do you think Australia is taking the right or the wrong approach to handling the issue of climate change?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Taking the right approach

28%

13%

56%

4%

25%

Taking the wrong approach

42%

64%

14%

91%

36%

Don’t know

30%

23%

30%

6%

39%

28% think that Australia is taking the right approach to handling the issue of climate change and 42% think Australia is taking the wrong approach – 30% don’t know.

Those most likely to think Australia is taking the wrong approach were Labor voters (64%), Greens voters (91%), aged under 35 (48%) and university educated (46%).

Free trade agreement with China

Nov 25, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Australia signing a Free Trade Agreement with China? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

18 Nov

Total approve

51%

44%

69%

37%

46%

44%

Total disapprove

20%

27%

12%

37%

29%

18%

Strongly approve

11%

8%

16%

11%

9%

10%

Approve

40%

36%

53%

26%

37%

34%

Disapprove

14%

19%

9%

26%

18%

12%

Strongly disapprove

6%

8%

3%

11%

11%

6%

Don’t know

29%

29%

19%

26%

26%

39%

51% approve of Australia signing a Free Trade Agreement with China and 20% disapprove. 29% could not give an opinion. This is an improvement in approval (up 7%) since the official announcement of the agreement was made last week.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (69%), aged 55+ (61%) and men (61%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Greens (37%) and other voters (29%).

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