Essential Report

457 visas

Nov 22, 2016

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 Vote other   Mar 2013
Total support 64%   66% 74% 50% 64%   58%
Total oppose 17%   18% 13% 27% 22%   24%
Strongly support 28%   29% 30% 17% 42%   29%
Support 36%   37% 44% 33% 22%   29%
Oppose 13%   14% 11% 23% 15%   15%
Strongly oppose 4%   4% 2% 4% 7%   9%
Don’t know 18%   16% 12% 23% 14%   17%

64% support Government legislation to reduce the number of overseas workers being brought to Australia under short-term 457 visas and 17% oppose.

Those most likely to support were Liberal/National voters (74%) and aged 55+ (74%).

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