Government support for industry

Feb 11, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of governments giving the following types of financial support to these industries?

 

Total approve

Total disapprove

 

Strongly approve

Approve

Disapprove

Strongly disapprove

Don’t know

Agriculture – drought relief

83%

8%

38%

45%

6%

2%

8%

Health care – private health rebate

72%

17%

28%

44%

11%

6%

11%

Tourism – development grants

61%

22%

10%

51%

16%

6%

17%

Food processing - production subsidies

55%

30%

9%

46%

21%

9%

16%

Film – production grants

46%

34%

8%

38%

23%

11%

20%

Banks – guaranteeing debt

36%

43%

6%

30%

25%

18%

20%

Real estate investment – negative gearing

35%

43%

9%

26%

27%

16%

22%

Motor vehicle manufacturing – production subsidies

36%

47%

6%

30%

33%

14%

17%

Mining industry – fuel rebate

26%

56%

4%

22%

31%

25%

17%

There was majority approval of the Government giving financial support to agriculture (83% approve), health care (72%), tourism (61%) and food processing (55%).

The only issue on which there was majority disapproval was the fuel rebate for the mining industry (56% disapprove).

Labor voters are more likely than Liberal/National voters to approve support for car manufacturing (45% to 32%), food manufacturing (64%/49%), and film production (52%/43%).

Liberal/National voters are more likely than Labor voters to approve support for mining (34% to 24%), health care (81%/71%) and real estate investment (42%/35%).