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Jul 24, 2019
Essential Research

Awareness of that Uluru will be closed for climbing

Q. Before today, were you aware that that from October, tourists will be prevented from climbing Uluru due the spiritual significance of the site to the Aboriginal traditional owners?

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Yes 69% 70% 68% 56% 67% 83%
No 31% 30% 32% 44% 33% 17%
Base (n) 1,091 538 553 348 358 385
  • Over two thirds (69%) of Australians are aware of the prevention of climbing Uluru from October.
  • Awareness of the ban is highest among those aged over 55 (83%).
Jul 24, 2019
Essential Research

Support for closing Uluru to climbing

Q. To what extent do you support or oppose the decision to close the Uluru climb to tourists?

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Strongly support 27% 25% 29% 27% 28% 26%
Somewhat support 17% 17% 16% 23% 15% 13%
Neither support, nor oppose 21% 20% 23% 19% 22% 22%
Somewhat oppose 14% 14% 14% 14% 12% 16%
Strongly oppose 16% 20% 13% 8% 17% 22%
Unsure 5% 4% 6% 9% 5% 1%
NET: Support 44% 43% 45% 50% 43% 39%
NET: Oppose 30% 34% 26% 22% 29% 38%
Base (n) 1,091 538 553 348 358 385
  • 27% strongly support the decision to prevent climbing Uluru, with a further 17% somewhat supporting the decision.
  • Support for the closure was highest among those aged 18-34 (50%) and Greens voters (56%).
Jul 24, 2019
Essential Research

Attitudes towards closing Uluru for climbers

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding the upcoming closure of Uluru in October?

  NET: Agree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree, nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
Tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru 69% 46% 23% 16% 5% 5% 5%
The Aboriginal traditional landowners are the best people to manage Uluru according to their culture and traditions 52% 29% 23% 22% 10% 10% 6%
It is fine for tourists to climb Uluru while they can, despite the preference from Aboriginal traditional landowners that they do not 36% 17% 19% 21% 15% 21% 7%
I am less likely to visit Uluru now tourists are unable to climb up it 34% 19% 15% 25% 13% 23% 5%
  • 69% agree that tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru and over half agree that the Aboriginal traditional landowners are the best people to manage Uluru according to their culture and traditions.
  • Around one in three agree that it is fine for tourists to climb Uluru while they can, despite the preference from Aboriginal traditional landowners that they do not (36%).
  • 34% agree that I am less likely to visit Uluru now tourists are unable to climb up it – slightly less than the 36% who disagree with the statement
NET: Agree Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru 69% 67% 72% 68% 66% 74%
The Aboriginal traditional landowners are the best people to manage Uluru according to their culture and traditions 52% 48% 56% 57% 52% 49%
It is fine for tourists to climb Uluru while they can, despite the preference from Aboriginal traditional landowners that they do not 36% 42% 31% 30% 37% 41%
I am less likely to visit Uluru now tourists are unable to climb up it 34% 39% 29% 33% 36% 32%
Base (n) 1,091 538 553 348 358 385

 

NET: Agree Total NET: Support climbing ban Neither support, nor oppose NET: Oppose climbing ban Unsure
Tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru 69% 89% 61% 51% 38%
The Aboriginal traditional landowners are the best people to manage Uluru according to their culture and traditions 52% 78% 40% 28% 27%
It is fine for tourists to climb Uluru while they can, despite the preference from Aboriginal traditional landowners that they do not 36% 18% 29% 71% 9%
I am less likely to visit Uluru now tourists are unable to climb up it 34% 20% 23% 63% 20%
Base (n) 1,091 474 230 331 56

Despite opposing the upcoming Uluru climbing ban, over half (51%) of these people still agree that tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru.

Nov 6, 2017
Essential Research

Uluru Statement

Q. A few months ago the “Uluru Statement” was released, calling for a number of policy measures relating to Indigenous Australians.
Do you support or oppose the following measures?

  Total Support Total Oppose   Strongly Support Support Neither Support nor Oppose Oppose Strongly Oppose Don’t Know   Jun 2017
Enshrining an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution 45% 16% 20% 25% 28% 7% 9% 11% 44%
Negotiating a treaty between the federal government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 47% 16% 19% 28% 28% 8% 8% 9% 43%
Creating a treaty commission to negotiate treaties between various levels of government and different Indigenous language groups or tribes 41% 19% 16% 25% 29% 10% 9% 10% 39%
Creating a truth and reconciliation commission 43% 18% 18% 25% 29% 10% 8% 11%   39%

 

Each measure had greater support than opposition, with the most popular being negotiating a treaty (47% support).

45% support enshrining an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution. Support was greatest for this measure among Greens voters (67% support), ALP voters (61%) and aged 18-34 (56%). 37% of Liberal/National voters support and 24% oppose.

 

There has been no significant change since this question was last asked in June.

Jun 6, 2017
Essential Research

Uluru Statement

Q. Last week the “Uluru Statement” was released, calling for a number of policy measures relating to Indigenous Australians.
Do you support or oppose the following measures?

  TOTAL Support TOTAL Oppose   Strongly Support Support Neither Support nor Oppose Oppose Strongly Oppose Don’t Know
Enshrining an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution 44% 14%   18% 26% 27% 7% 7% 14%
Negotiating a treaty between the federal government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 43% 17%   16% 27% 27% 8% 9% 13%
Creating a treaty commission to negotiate treaties between various levels of government and different Indigenous language groups or tribes 39% 19%   15% 24% 28% 11% 8% 14%
Creating a truth and reconciliation commission 39% 18%   14% 25% 30% 10% 8% 13%

 

Each measure had greater support than opposition, with the most popular being enshrining an Indigenous voice to parliament in the constitution (44% support). Support was greatest for this measure among Greens voters (74% support), ALP voters (51%) and those with a University degree (52%).

 

More Liberal/National voters opposed than supported each of the four measures.

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