Most significant political event

Dec 17, 2012

Q. What do you think was the most significant political event of 2012?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Implementation of the carbon tax

41%

40%

44%

52%

Rudd leadership challenge

14%

16%

14%

12%

Reopening asylum seeker detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru

9%

7%

11%

8%

AWU slush fund allegations against the Prime Minister

7%

1%

14%

-

Julia Gillard’s sexism speech in Parliament

6%

11%

2%

3%

Bipartisan support for National Disability Insurance Scheme

5%

9%

3%

4%

Australia winning a seat on the UN Security Council

5%

8%

3%

4%

Don’t know

13%

8%

8%

16%

41% think the most significant political event of the year was the implementation of the carbon tax and 14% think it was the Rudd leadership challenge.

All voter groups thought the implementation of the carbon tax was the most significant event.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to think the AWU slush fund allegations against the Prime Minister was most significant (14%) while Labor voters were more likely to think Julia Gillard’s sexism speech in Parliament was most significant (11%).

Handling of Julia Gillard and AWU issue

Dec 3, 2012

Q. How would you rate the way each of the following have handled this issue concerning Julia Gillard and the AWU? (based on respondents who have read or heard about the issue)

 

Total good

Total poor

 

Very good

Good

Neither good nor poor

Poor

Very poor

Don’t know

Julia Gillard

39%

35%

13%

26%

19%

11%

24%

6%

The Opposition

20%

49%

5%

15%

23%

21%

28%

7%

The media

20%

37%

5%

15%

36%

20%

17%

7%

 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Heard a lot

Heard some

Heard a little

Julia Gillard – Good

- Poor

39%

35%

71%

7%

17%

60%

58%

15%

39%

49%

43%

36%

38%

21%

Opposition -Good

- Poor

20%

49%

4%

79%

41%

21%

5%

75%

26%

58%

25%

47%

11%

45%

Media – Good

- Poor

20%

37%

7%

49%

35%

24%

13%

46%

25%

43%

24%

34%

14%

36%

39% think Julia Gillard’s handling of the issue has been good and 35% think it has been poor. Among Labor voters, 71% think it has been good and 7% poor and among those who have read/heard a lot about the issue, 39% think it has been good and 49% poor.

20% think the Opposition’s handling of the issue has been good and 49% think it has been poor. Among Liberal/National voters, 41% think it has been good and 21% poor and among those who have read/heard a lot about the issue, 26% think it has been good and 58% poor.

20% think the media’s handling of the issue has been good and 37% think it has been poor. Among those who have read/heard a lot about the issue, 25% think it has been good and 43% poor.

Impact of AWU issue on views of Julia Gillard

Dec 3, 2012

Q. How has the issue concerning Julia Gillard and the AWU affected your views on Julia Gillard as Prime Minister?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Heard a lot

Heard some

Heard a little

Total more negative

38%

9%

64%

20%

51%

37%

23%

Total more positive/no difference

59%

89%

35%

77%

49%

62%

71%

A lot more negative

21%

1%

41%

5%

37%

18%

6%

Somewhat more negative

17%

8%

23%

15%

15%

19%

17%

Made little or no difference

48%

67%

31%

57%

30%

54%

66%

Somewhat more positive

6%

11%

2%

8%

9%

5%

3%

A lot more positive

5%

11%

2%

12%

10%

3%

2%

Don’t know

4%

2%

1%

4%

-

1%

5%

38% say the issue has made them feel more negative about Julia Gillard as prime Minister while 59% say it has made little or no difference or made them feel more positive.

Among Labor voters 89% say it has made them feel more positive or made little or no difference.

64% of Liberal/National voters say it has made them more negative while 35% say it has made little/no difference or made them more positive.

Those most likely to feel more negative about Julia Gillard were aged 55+ (45%)

What’s Up With Woolies?

Jul 11, 2012

Thinking about spending your dollars for groceries?

Know this about Woolies…

Letter to Mr Grant O’Brien re Woolworths-Caltex service stations

Dear Mr O’Brien,

While your company is advertising its commitment to Australian suppliers, your service station partner Caltex is set to close down one of its two Australian refineries, putting 700 Australians out of work.

If you were serious about supporting Australian jobs, you would make sure that Woolworths/Caltex service stations sold Aussie-refined fuel.

But as long as Woolworths sells fuel from overseas refineries, your claims of being “proud to be Aussie, through and through” will ring hollow.

I urge you to fill up on Aussie fuel, and save the jobs of Australian fuel workers.

Tell ‘em what you think!