Support for reducing workers on 457 visas

Mar 18, 2013

Q. Would you support or oppose Government legislation to reduce the number of overseas workers being brought to Australia under short-term 457 visas?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

58%

64%

58%

49%

Total oppose

24%

23%

28%

28%

Strongly support

29%

38%

26%

17%

Support

29%

26%

32%

32%

Oppose

15%

17%

15%

15%

Strongly oppose

9%

6%

13%

13%

Don’t know

17%

14%

13%

23%

58% said they would support Government legislation to reduce the number of overseas workers being brought to Australia under short-term 457 visas and 24% would oppose. There was majority support from both Labor (64%) and Liberal/National voters (58%).

58% of full-time workers and 57% of part-time workers supported this legislation. Strongest support came from those aged 45-64 (67%).