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Aug 23, 2016
Essential Research

Foreign investment

Q. Do you think the following types of foreign investment are good or bad for the Australian economy?

  Total good Total bad   Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know
Foreign investment in mining 27% 28%   6% 21% 29% 17% 11% 15%
Foreign investment in ports 23% 37%   5% 18% 25% 21% 16% 16%
Foreign investment in agriculture 21% 44%   6% 15% 22% 22% 22% 14%
Foreign investment in infrastructure e.g. electricity 19% 45%   5% 14% 21% 21% 24% 14%
Foreign investment in real estate 14% 54%   3% 11% 20% 23% 31% 12%

 

  Total good Total bad   Vote Labor good Vote Labor bad Vote LNP good Vote LNP bad Vote Green good Vote Green bad Vote other good Vote other bad
Foreign investment in mining 27% 28%   23% 33% 37% 24% 19% 38% 23% 42%
Foreign investment in ports 23% 37%   19% 37% 31% 35% 14% 38% 18% 51%
Foreign investment in agriculture 21% 44%   19% 42% 29% 42% 11% 51% 13% 62%
Foreign investment in infrastructure e.g. electricity 19% 45%   18% 46% 25% 44% 13% 54% 14% 57%
Foreign investment in real estate 14% 54%   14% 51% 19% 56% 9% 62% 10% 65%

By a factor of more than two to one, respondents think foreign investment in real estate (54%), infrastructure (45%) and agriculture (44%) is bad for the Australian economy.

They were also more likely to think foreign investment in ports is bad for the economy (37% bad/23% good) but split on foreign investment in mining – 27% good/28% bad/ 29% neither.

While Liberal/National voters had a more positive view of foreign investment overall, they were still more likely to think it was bad for agriculture (42%), infrastructure (44%) and especially real estate (56%).

Aug 26, 2014
Essential Research

Foreign investment

Q. Do you think investment in mining and ports by Chinese companies is good or bad for the Australian economy?

  

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total good

38%

37%

50%

34%

29%

Total bad

36%

34%

30%

38%

52%

Very good

6%

7%

7%

4%

4%

Good

32%

30%

43%

30%

25%

Bad

22%

24%

18%

24%

28%

Very bad

14%

10%

12%

14%

24%

Don’t know

26%

29%

20%

28%

20%

38% think that investment in mining and ports by Chinese companies is good for the Australian economy and 36% think it is bad.

Liberal/National voters are more likely to think it is good for the economy (50%), while Labor and Greens voters are almost evenly divided on this issue.

Those most likely to think it is good for the economy were men (48%) and full-time workers (46%). Those most likely to think it is bad were aged 55+ (46%).

Sep 24, 2013
Essential Research

Foreign investment

Q. Do you agree or disagree that foreign investment in Australian agriculture – including buying farmland – is good for Australia’s economy?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total agree

22%

23%

25%

14%

Total disagree

55%

49%

59%

54%

Strongly agree

4%

5%

3%

4%

Agree

18%

18%

22%

10%

Disagree

25%

20%

25%

40%

Strongly disagree

30%

29%

34%

14%

Don’t know

24%

27%

16%

33%

22% agree that foreign investment in Australian agriculture – including buying farmland – is good for Australia’s economy and 55% disagree.

Disagreement is higher among Liberal/National voters (59%), respondents aged 55+ (73%) and those on income less than $1,000pw (63%).

Jun 12, 2012
Essential Research

Mining Investment

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Labour costs and taxes threaten the future of mining investment in Australia

32%

19%

47%

16%

Mining companies want Australian resources and they will continue to invest here despite labour costs and taxes

49%

62%

39%

69%

Don’t know

20%

19%

14%

15%

49% agree with the statement that mining companies want Australian resources and they will continue to invest here despite labour costs and taxes and 32% agree that labour costs and taxes threaten the future of mining investment in Australia.

Those most likely to agree that labour costs and taxes threaten the future of mining investment in Australia were Liberal/National voters (47%) and residents of Queensland (41%).

Mar 20, 2012
Essential Research

Dr Jon Glass – Media Super Chief Investment Officer

Dr Jon Glass joined Media Super in 2009 as its Chief Investment Officer after working in asset consulting, stock broking and fund management for over 25 years. He brings a hands-on approach to implementing and reviewing the super fund’s investment strategies.

Sep 19, 2011
Essential Research

Support for Carbon Pricing Scheme with compensation and investment in renewables

Q. Would you support or oppose this carbon pricing scheme if the money paid by big polluting industries was used to compensate low and middle income earners for increased prices and to invest in renewable energy?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total support 50% 77% 27% 84%
Total oppose 37% 12% 61% 9%
Strongly support 20% 41% 4% 40%
Support 30% 36% 23% 44%
Oppose 15% 8% 23% 4%
Strongly oppose 22% 4% 38% 5%
Don’t know 13% 10% 11% 7%

Total support for the carbon pricing scheme rose sharply by 13 points to 50% when respondents were asked whether they supported the scheme if the money paid by big polluting industries was used to compensate low and middle income earners and to invest in renewable energy.

Conversely, total opposition for the scheme fell by 13% to 37% total opposed.

The reference to compensation and investment in renewables has the effect of shifting total support up by 10% amongst Labor voters (77%), up 14% amongst Lib/Nat voters and up 8% amongst Green voters.

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May 7, 2019
Essential Research

Views on Liberal/National Policies

Q. Here are some policies proposed by the Liberal-National Coalition. To what extent do you oppose or support each? NET: Strongly/Somewhat support

  Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other
Break up energy companies who are found to be charging too much 72% 66% 76% 72% 78%
Establish a new $461 million package to support mental health for young people 68% 68% 69% 73% 66%
Investment of $100 million into new infrastructure around Australia 67% 61% 79% 53% 69%
Reduce the marginal tax rate on all incomes above $45,000 to 30%, from July 1st, 2024 50% 41% 62% 40% 54%
Investigate building a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland 32% 23% 48% 10% 37%
Change legislation so doctors have less of a say in the treatment of asylum seekers 28% 17% 42% 9% 38%
  • The Liberal/National policy to ‘Break up energy companies who are found to be charging too much’ was the most supported of the Liberal/National policies, with 72% of all Australians supporting this. ‘Establish a new $461 million package to support mental health for young people’ and ‘Investment of $100 million into new infrastructure around Australia’ also received support from over half of the population.
  • Among their own voters, the most favoured policy was ‘Investment of $100 million into new infrastructure around Australia’, for which 79% of Liberal/National voters supported.
  • There was more opposition than support for the policies to ‘Investigate building a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland’ (32% support, 34% oppose) and ‘Change legislation so doctors have less of a say in the treatment of asylum seekers’ (28% support, 34% oppose).

Less than half of Liberal/National voters supported the policies to ‘Investigate building a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland’ (48% support) and ‘Change legislation so doctors have less of a say in the treatment of asylum seekers’ (42% support).

Dec 4, 2018
Essential Research

Negative gearing – impact on house prices

Q. Property investors can receive tax deductions if the cost of buying and maintaining their investment properties is more than the revenue they receive from them (called negative gearing). Do you think restricting negative gearing to new homes will increase house prices, lower house prices or make no difference?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Lower house prices 24% 26% 27% 29% 17%
Increase house prices 21% 18% 24% 22% 22%
Make no difference 27% 29% 26% 18% 37%
Don’t know  29% 27% 23% 30% 24%

Just under a quarter of people believe restricting negative gearing would lower house prices (24%). 21% believe it would lead to increased house prices and 27% think it would make no difference.

People aged 65 and over are most likely to believe changing the laws regarding negative gearing would not impact house prices (35%).

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